Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Welcomes da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot


da Vinci® Xi Surgical System Represents a New Generation of Surgical Precision and Minimally Invasive Technology

(Springfield, Ore.)— Surgeons at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend will now be able to offer more advanced, less invasive options for certain patients with the arrival of the new da Vinci® Xi surgical system. The da Vinci® Xi builds upon the da Vinci® series’ existing surgical technologies with increased range of motion and higher definition imaging components. The da Vinci® Xi’s greater dexterity will allow for increased application in surgical procedures. 

Reporters came out to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend to "test drive" the new da Vinci Xi. You may watch the KVAL news piece here or listen to KLCC's story here​

The fourth-generation da Vinci® Xi now in place at Sacred Heart RiverBend is the only one of its kind in the region and one of only two on the West Coast.

Sacred Heart surgeons have performed more than 1,615 robotic-assisted surgeries since installing the medical center’s first da Vinci® Si in 2009. The da Vinci® surgical robot has already emerged as a best practice for many types of surgical procedures—the surgical system is the least-invasive treatment option available and offers many patients a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. The new da Vinci® Xi will initially be used in the following areas: Gynecology-Oncology, Gynecology, Cardiovascular, General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

With da Vinci®, small incisions of typically 1 to 2 centimeters (about the size of a dime) are used to introduce miniaturized instruments and a high-definition 3D camera. Seated at the da Vinci®, console, the surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site. At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies seamlessly translate the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci® instruments. In other words, the surgeon is always in control, but there is no longer a need for incisions large enough to accommodate the surgeon’s hands.

“Sacred Heart Medical Center has always been focused on minimally invasive surgery because of the high quality outcomes this type of surgery offers for our patients,” said Shannon Surber, Vice President of Operations for Sacred Heart Medical Center.  “The addition of the new da Vinci® Xi will enable us to offer these minimally invasive procedures to a wider range of patients, thanks to the expanded range of motion and overall versatility of the new Xi model.”

More than 16,000 surgical procedures are performed every year at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The addition of the da Vinci Xi® at Sacred Heart will also aid in the recruitment of new surgeons who are learning how to perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures in their residencies and fellowships.
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