CRESTWOOD MEDICAL CENTER announces the arrival of the newest technology in surgery
da Vinci® Si™ SURGICAL SYSTEM
(Huntsville, AL) - Crestwood Medical Center is proud to be the first in North Alabama to offer to surgery patients the advantages of the da Vinci® Si™ Robotic-Assisted Surgical System.
Surgeons use the advanced technology of the da Vinci Si to perform actions that are beyond the limits of the human hand. The robotic assistance enables surgeons to have greater precision, greater control, and clearer access to areas that are difficult to reach, allowing complex operations to be performed through smaller incisions than traditional open surgery.
“I’m excited that Crestwood is making the commitment to excellence in patient care with the new Si device,” says urologist Keith Jiminez, MD, FACS. “This will allow minimally invasive treatment of many conditions, which typically results in improved outcomes. We find that patients are able to go home sooner and require less pain medicine.”
Crestwood has also obtained the Firefly option that provides fluorescence imaging, and of the few da Vinci® Si™ Surgical Systems in Alabama, Crestwood’s da Vinci is the only of its kind in North Alabama and only the second in the state to feature this technology. This fluorescence imaging of Firefly provides surgeons the capability of more accurately identifying and removing cancerous tissue with clearer margins than ever before.
The Single-Site Instrumentation allows surgeons to perform many procedures with a single incision. For example, the common laparoscopic gallbladder surgery can now be done with one single incision instead of four. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery is just one of the many procedures that da Vinci system is capable of aiding. The advanced da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery is a less invasive surgery option that may be used for hysterectomies and other gynecological surgery, as well as for prostate, urologic and kidney procedures.
The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, as well as direct patient benefits including the following:
- Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
- Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
- Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
- Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
- New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort
Together, these technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Dr. Pam Hudson, Crestwood CEO said, “We believe that the new features of this robotic-assisted surgical system along with the fluorescence imaging will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery. Patients directly benefit from this through faster recovery times and smaller surgical incisions.”
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