A new robot joined the surgical team at Putnam Hospital Center.
The da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive is the latest robot model at the hospital with such enhancements as a sharper three-dimensional visualization, a better range of motion and greater operative reach for the surgeon, according to hospital spokesperson Marcela Rojas.
The Xi will also expand the types of robotics surgeries offered at Putnam Hospital Center.
An earlier model of the da Vinci robotic surgical system was introduced at the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive procedures.
Since then, about eight surgeons have used the technology to perform more than 1,600 procedures in the areas of general, urologic, colorectal and gynecologic surgeries.
The da Vinci Xi will allow for bariatric and thoracic surgeries to be added to Putnam Hospital Center’s operating suite, said Mary Elm, informatics and robotics nurse specialist.
“It’s giving more access to better technology for the surgeons, the ability to perform more complex surgeries and statistics indicate it’s better for the patients,” Elm said.
Robotic surgery allows for smaller incisions, less scarring, less operative pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and less blood loss compared with other techniques, said Rojas in a release.
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