Valley Medical Center 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 in mid-May and prostatectomy procedures are being scheduled.
Prominently featured on a recent “Grey’s Anatomy” TV episode, the da Vinci Si gives surgeons 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 10-times 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.
Photo caption: Valley Medical Center will use the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System mostly for prostatectomy procedures and hysterectomies.