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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Emanuel Medical Center

Oct 14, 2019

As we head into the holiday season, give yourself the gift of getting back on your feet. You may have met your deductible for the year, and there’s still time and space available at Emanuel Medical Center to have that surgery you’ve been putting off.

Surgery Team
Emanuel’s surgical team celebrates the 100th da Vinci Xi case at the beginning of 2019

Emanuel Medical Center has been performing various surgeries with its da Vinci Xi Surgical System for nearly a year. The da Vinci Xi is advanced technology used to limit the size of incisions needed during a surgery. It can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

“The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is the pinnacle of minimally invasive surgical technology, providing superior optics, improved ergonomics, and precise instrumentation. The result is smaller scars, faster recovery and better outcomes for patients,” said Lani Dickinson, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center.

The surgical system offers three dimensional high definition visualization and allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon. The surgeon is 100-percent in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.

Other patient benefits may include reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, faster recovery and less scarring. Emanuel acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System last year to help make minimally invasive surgery options a reality for more people.

Emanuel has also been utilizing robotic-assisted surgeries for orthopedic procedures for more than two years with its NAVIO system, which helps surgeons perform precise and accurate knee replacement surgeries.

NAVIO allows surgeons to create a detailed three-dimensional image of the patient’s joint just by touching them with the tip of a probe. After assembling hundreds of data points, the system helps the surgeon visualize the patient’s anatomy, choose the correct size implant, and align it. When the surgeon is happy with the new joint’s strength and flexibility, the system locks in the information and creates a map that helps the surgeon remove the precise amount of bone to position the implant exactly as planned.

“We are proud to offer this advanced technology in our community,” Dickinson added. “We are committed to providing our patients with access to the best possible healthcare available, and the successful implementation of both the da Vinci Xi Surgical System and NAVIO are perfect examples of this commitment.”

To find a physician at Emanuel Medical Center, please call (833) 330-7398.

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