ALTOONA – UPMC Altoona is pleased to introduce the da Vinci(r) Si(tm) Surgical System to its Surgical Services Department and to the community.
“This is a significant arrival,” said Jerry Murray, hospital president, “because of the value robotic surgery offers our surgical staff and those in the region we serve.”
The da Vinci Si has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Here are a few features of the da Vinci Si:
- Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification.
- Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy.
- Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand.
- Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency.
- New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort.
- Simulation for training in an immersive virtual environment.
- FireflyTM Fluorescence Imaging for real-time anatomy identification using infrared guidance.
“Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures,” Murray said.
“We believe that the new da Vinci Si will help us provide the best possible outcomes and confirms our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”
da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This complements UPMC Altoona’s goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: hysterectomy, myomectomy, colorectal, gallbladder and other general surgery procedures.