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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Redlands Community Hospital is an independent not for profit, stand-alone hospital.