Advanced Robotics at O’Connor Regional Hospital

Use enhances complex procedures and speeds recovery times

News highlights

  • Using robotics for minimally invasive surgery.
  • Hospitalizations are shorter. Complications are lower. A win-win for patients.
  • DaVinci Xi Surgical System will also be used at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.


Santa Clara County, CA. The DaVinci Xi Surgical System at O’Connor Regional Hospital allows surgeons to perform complex minimally invasive surgical procedures with precision and accuracy. The system is an advanced robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a faster and safer approach to surgery.

The DaVinci platform will be used for general surgery procedures, such as hernia repair and conditions of the abdomen, urology, gynecology, colorectal, and thoracic procedures.

“This is a system controlled by a surgeon in the operating room with the patient,” commented Dr. ___. “The benefit is that the surgeon can use tiny robotic tools that can result in a much smaller incision, along with visual enhancements like infrared imaging that provide valuable information than their eyes might not.”

Robotic tools have advanced greatly with robotic devices that are significantly smaller, nimbler and optically superior to the human eye. With robotic-supported fiber optic laser and harmonic scalpel, surgeons can minimize the amount of heat required to manipulate and remove tissue to such a degree that more healthy tissue is protected and more function preserved.

O'Connor's robot arrived the first week of June and was setup for surgeon training. The first case is planned for June 25th.

By providing surgeons with superior vision, enhanced dexterity and greater precision, the DaVinci makes it possible for more surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures involving complex and delicate procedures.

 

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