November 21, 2013
Lakeview Regional Medical Center has invested in the latest robotic technology with the recent installation of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System for use in a wide variety of minimally invasive surgeries. This advanced technology, using four robotic arms and a magnified 3D high-definition vision system, provides surgeons with unparalleled precision, control and access to hard-to-reach areas, allowing complex operations to be performed through just a few small incisions. As an alternative to open surgery, the da Vinci® robot provides many benefits for the patient, including less pain, fewer complications, smaller scars, a reduced risk of infection, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities. With a proven track record for safety, physicians have used the da Vinci® System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date.
“When a woman faces a hysterectomy or other gynecological procedure the biggest concern is often how much time will she need to recover and how much pain will it cause,” states Dr. Gary Agena, the Obstetrics & Gynecology physician who performed the first robotic procedure at Lakeview Regional. “This system gets them back to normal so much faster than traditional surgery, with considerably less pain, making it a an obvious choice for most patients.”
The surgeon is in control 100% of the time during a robotic surgery. The system translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body, taking the surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This system allows surgeons to provide patients with the most advanced technology while delivering the best possible outcomes. Patients facing surgery for chronic pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, or endometriosis are potential candidates for this type of surgery, as well as patients needing urological and general surgery procedures.
“The implementation of the da Vinci® system is further proof of our commitment to providing patients with the latest and best surgical solutions,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer. “When a patient’s recovery time is shortened and pain is minimal we have succeeded in our mission to deliver the highest quality of care.”
For information about the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, please contact Jenny Boyd at 985-867-4441.