Oswego Health Acquires its First Robotic Surgical Platform

OSWEGO – Oswego Health is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, and today, the first robotically-assisted surgery was performed.

Robotically-trained bariatric surgeon, Kenneth Cooper, DO of the Center for Weight Loss & Surgery was the first to use the da Vinci® Xi™ Systems at Oswego Health’s Surgery Center.  “This additional surgical option will improve clinical outcomes and has significant advantages to our patients. I’m thrilled that Oswego Health has made this investment as we strive to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

The da Vinci Xi System was designed to further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries performed at Oswego Health in the areas of bariatric, general surgery, and urology.

The da Vinci Xi system provides the precision and visibility needed to take on more complex procedures via remotely operated surgical tools that are inserted through small incisions in the patient. Benefits of robotic surgery include shorter post-surgery hospital stays, faster recovery times, lower probability of complications, and less need for opioid painkillers.

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi System expands upon core da Vinci System features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons with a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Key Features Include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts are designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

President & CEO, Michael C. Backus shares, “At Oswego Health, we care about making investments in patient care. The da Vinci System is state-of-the-art technology that will extend our surgeons’ capabilities in a way that will be safer, less invasive, and more efficient. I expect that our patients will notice the results and this will be another step for Oswego Health to demonstrate the quality of healthcare offered in our hospital. Expanding into robotic surgery at Oswego Health allows us to continue our commitment to be the very best for our patients.”

For more information on minimally invasive surgical options at Oswego Health, visit oswegohealth.org.

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