RENTON, WA - Valley Medical Center (VMC) is the first hospital in Washington State to acquire the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System—the world’s only robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision. The da Vinci Si provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.
At VMC the da Vinci Si will primarily be used for prostatectomy procedures and hysterectomies. The first gynecological procedure occurred on May 13 and prostatectomy procedures are being scheduled.
Prominently featured on a recent Grey’s Anatomy episode, and embraced by a host of other news outlets including ABC News, the buzz is that da Vinci Si gives surgeons unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures while minimizing blood loss and the time a patient needs to stay in the hospital.
“We are very excited to be the first in Washington State to offer the most advanced minimally-invasive robotic surgery in the world today,” said Rich Roodman, VMC CEO. “Less pain, less blood loss and scarring, shorter recovery time and in some cases, better clinical outcomes… the numerous benefits to the patient solidified our decision to purchase the da Vinci Si.”
Core technologies for the da Vinci systems include advanced 3D HD visualization with up to 10x magnification, offering surgeons an immersive view of the operative field; EndoWrist® instrumentation, providing surgeons with natural dexterity and range of motion far greater than even the human hand; and Intuitive® motion technology, which replicates the operative experience and control of open surgery by preserving natural eye-hand-instrument alignment and intuitive instrument control.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
About the da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci Surgical System is a breakthrough robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The da Vinci System consists of an ergonomic surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon's hand movements into more precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments. The net result is an intuitive interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities. By providing surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex dissection or reconstruction. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient benefits, including less pain, a shorter recovery and quicker return to normal daily activities. More information is available at www.intuitivesurgical.com and www.davincisurgery.com
Intuitive®, da Vinci®, InSite® and EndoWrist® are registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. www.intuitivesurgical.com
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