Forrest General Hospital Acquires Second da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (December 20, 2019) Forrest General Hospital recently acquired a second da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, enhancing surgical services and offering more opportunity to patients for minimally invasive procedures. The first System was introduced in January of 2019, and is on track to perform 400 robotic surgeries before the year’s end.
The da Vinci® Xi™ System can be used across a spectrum of surgical procedures in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. The potential patient benefits include a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for pain medicine, smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring and a faster recovery. “Due to the accuracy of the robot, the majority of patients recover very well postoperatively with minimal pain medication, often even returning to their home the same day,” said Denise Jones-Lindley, director of Surgical Services.
“We are excited to bring a second da Vinci® Xi Surgical System to the residents of South Mississippi. This minimally invasive technology can be used in procedures such as colon resections, hernia repairs, hysterectomies and prostatectomies. This acquisition is further proof of our commitment to provide patients with less invasive and more precise surgical approaches. We look forward to expanding our robotics program and offering the most beneficial options to our patients,” said Jones-Lindley.
The da Vinci® Xi™ System allows specially trained surgeons to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions. Though it is often called a “robot,” the System cannot act on its own and the surgeon is 100 percent in control. The robot has a magnified 3D-HD vision system and wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hands. These features enable surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.
The da Vinci® Xi™ System is an expandable technology platform that is designed to accommodate and seamlessly integrate a range of current technologies, as well as future innovations.
For more information about this innovative equipment or other services at Forrest General Hospital, visit forrestgeneral.com/daVinci.
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