Surgery Using da Vinci® XI™ Surgical Robot
Philadelphia, PA – Temple University Hospital has performed the Philadelphia region’s first surgery using the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. Surgeons at Temple successfully performed a minimally invasive robotic mitral valve repair using the da Vinci Xi on July 22. The new technology has broader capabilities than prior generations of surgical robots.
“We are proud to be leading the way in the use of this exciting new technology,” says T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA, Chief of Robotic Surgery and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Temple University Hospital (TUH), who performed the mitral valve repair.
The da Vinci Xi System, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. offers revolutionary anatomical access and crystal clear 3-dimensional, high-definition vision, and provides patients with an advanced minimally-invasive alternative to open surgery. The surgical robot allows Temple surgeons to perform operations through tiny keyhole incisions, with potential benefits to patients being less blood loss, less pain, less time required on a ventilator, less chance of infection, quicker healing time, smaller scars and shorter hospital stays.
The new da Vinci Xi System has several key features which are not available on existing robotic surgical systems, including:
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