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Second da Vinci Robot Allows Hospital Surgeons to Perform Even More Complex and Pinpoint Accurate Surgeries

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REDLANDS, CA -- With four articulating arms and 3-D vision, more precision and dexterity is coming to the operating room at Redlands Community Hospital, thanks to the hospital’s acquisition of a second da Vinci robotic surgical system, the most advanced surgical platform available today.

The million-dollar plus technology, called the da Vinci SI model, was purchased to support the growing number of surgeries that can now be performed using the robotically assisted device. Redlands Community Hospital officials say the new model provides even more advanced capabilities for the hospitals’ surgeons. The hospital purchased its first daVinci robot about four years ago and a growing number of surgeons and local patients are benefitting from it successfully.

“Robotic-assisted surgery has virtually transformed the way we do many surgeries,” said Dr. Samir E. Hage, a board certified obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon who uses the robotic surgical system. “This new unit will give us even more technology to help our patients and their surgical outcomes. Patients who undergo surgery with the assistance of the robot have less pain, less blood loss and shorter hospital stays. Because we use such small incisions, patients also have less scaring and return to normal activities more quickly.”

Dr. Hage said the advancements in the new surgical system includes the capability to support training and collaboration between surgeons, enhanced high-definition 3D vision for superior clinical capability, an updated user interface for much quicker, streamlined set up. The new surgical console boasts ergonomical benefits for personalized maximum comfort during long procedures. The unique instrumentation panel allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise micro-movements of tiny surgical instruments.

The da Vinci Surgical System can be used in a variety of surgical applications, from gynecology and urology to general and colorectal surgery. Dr. Hage said that soon Redlands Hospital surgeons will be able to perform single site surgery as well, using a single incision through the belly button, creating a virtually scar-less procedure.

“We are very fortunate to have an experienced surgical team at Redlands Community Hospital that utilizes the robot’s role in transforming complex surgery,” said Jim Holmes, president and CEO of Redlands Community Hospital. “The demand from all of our surgeons to use the new robot is overwhelming. Their enthusiasm underscores their passion for bringing advanced technology to improve patient care and outcomes.”

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