Kingwood Medical Center acquires new system of robotic surgery
The Kingwood Medical Center recently announced it has acquired the da Vinci Si Surgical System and the da Vinci Skills Simulator, new applications of the technology of robotic surgery.
The da Vinci Si Surgical System is used to to conduct a range of surgical procedures, according to a news release, such as gynecologic, urologic, cardiovascular, colorectal, and gall bladder operations.
The new systems afford Kingwood-area patients benefits such as less pain from the procedure, a lower infection risk, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times, according to the news release.
"We are extremely pleased to introduce the da Vinci Si to our operating room and to our community," Kingwood CEO Melinda Stephenson said in the release. "The addition of the da Vinci is part of our commitment to provide patients with the best surgeons and the best surgical solutions available in health care today."
The da Vinci Si, the latest version of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, includes enhanced three-dimensional, high-definition vision of the operating area, and surgical precision unmatched by the unaided hand, according to the release.
The da Vinci Si Surgical System and the Skills Simulator are developed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., according to the release. About 1 million patients worldwide affected by a range of conditions have had a procedure performed by doctors using da Vinci technology, the release states.