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Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Comes to Winthrop


Winthrop-University Hospital board member Robert Merrill (center) and President & CEO John F. Collins (right) learn about the daVinci Surgical System’s capabilities.
Winthrop-University Hospital, a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Long Island’s first daVinci SiHD Surgical System – a state-of-thescience surgical robot that integrates 3-D high definition (HD) endoscopy and state-of-the-art robotic technology to virtually extend the surgeon’s eyes and hands into the surgical field. This advanced dual console robotic system enables surgeons to perform many procedures in an extraordinarily precise manner through smaller incisions, robotic technology and unparalleled 3-D HD visualization of the surgical site.

“We are very pleased to be the first hospital in the region to acquire the daVinci SiHD system,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop.

“This new technology is an excellent complement to our existing services, and a tremendous step forward in hightech minimally invasive surgery.”

The daVinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with interactive robotic arms, the high-performance InSite® Vision System and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the surgeon’s hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist® Instruments. The net result is an intuitive interface with breakthrough surgical capabilities.

Among the added capabilities of the new Si model are Dual Console Capability and Enhanced 3-D HD vision equivalent to 1080i. The daVinci System also offers patient benefits including a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less blood loss, fewer transfusions and a quicker return to normal activities. Specialty procedures being performed by the daVinci surgical robot include hysterectomies, colon resections, gastric bypass surgeries, mitral valve repairs and prostatectomies.

For more information about advanced surgical services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.
Vol. 19, No. 3
Fall 2009

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