Memorial FIRST in State of MI to Use Da Vinci X RobotsMarch 1, 2018
Memorial Healthcare is the first hospital/surgery center in the State of Michigan to use the daVinci X™ robots. This is the newest technology in robotic surgery available today.
Memorial Healthcare received its first daVinci robots in March 2017.
This new technology enables a surgeon better mobility and visualization to perform more intricate procedures. Operations are completed using a few small incisions which benefits patients by less blood loss, fewer complications, less pain, shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions for minimal scarring, and faster recovery to return to daily life.
“We are excited to be the first hospital in the State of Michigan to use the daVinci X™ robots. Bringing the best technology available to Memorial Healthcare patients is our focus,” says Brian L. Long, FACHE, President/CEO.
The da Vinci™ system has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide.
“The da Vinci™ system is powered by robotic technology that allows our surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body,” says Thomas Smith, DO, MBA, FACOS, a general surgeon at Memorial Surgical Associates and champion for Memorial’s robotic program.
“As surgeons and technology continue to advance, the types of procedures that we will be able to perform will allow a safer, better outcome,” adds Smith. “This investment underscores Memorial’s continued commitment to providing the latest in medical technology to our patients.”
Robotic surgeries performed at Memorial may include colon, hernia, gallbladder, hysterectomy, cancer, and prostate. “It’s imperative to mention that not all patients will receive robotic surgery. Some procedures require more invasive techniques but this technology will give more patients the option for a less invasive surgery,” adds Smith.
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