Da Vinci robot adds precision to surgery at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has enhanced the experience of surgery through the use of a new surgical robot that minimizes risks and complications, as well as rates of conversion to open surgery, maximizing patient safety and quality of care.
The hospital's new da Vinci Si Surgical System is a third generation robot that offers technological advancements, including precision, dexterity and control, enabling physicians to take a minimally invasive approach to complex surgical procedures.
Thanks to the robot, operations such as removal of the uterus, uterine fibroids and the prostate gland are safer, benefiting patients by enabling smaller incisions with less blood loss, thus reducing the patient's length of stay and recovery time.
"The da Vinci enables our patients to have a faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, and less pain after surgery," said Scott Barbe, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy in a media release. "We want to offer our community the most advanced care close to home, and the new da Vinci allows us to do so."
The da Vinci Si builds upon the core technology of the existing da Vinci Systems, which give surgeons more capabilities. Surgery is both less complicated and more precise.
Advancements include 3D HD visualization with 10x magnification, which offers surgeons a superior view of the operative field; EndoWrist instrumentation, providing da Vinci surgeons with larger range of motion; and Intuitive motion technology, which replicates the operative experience by preserving natural eye-hand-instrument alignment and intuitive instrument control.
Lindsey T. Klingensmith, Public Relations Manager of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, officially introduced the new robot at the hospital Jan. 22.
For more information, call 713-242-4781, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.memorialhermann.org/locations/katy/.
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