King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of
two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems, allowing for less invasive procedures,
quicker recovery times for patients and better overall results.
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally
invasive robotic-assisted surgeries, meaning the surgeon is in complete
control, in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general
surgery. During these procedures the da Vinci translates the surgeon’s
hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside
the patient’s body.
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is an incredibly precise tool that features
smaller, lighter arms and has optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries where
instruments must be able to reach from the pelvis to the chest. The Xi
System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly
magnified view, allowing them to see detail at a level impossible with
the unaided eye.
King’s Daughters was the first hospital in the Tri-State to offer
robotic-assisted surgery in 2007.
“This cutting-edge technology is a lot different than what we had
years ago. This upgrade makes it a lot easier for patient positioning.
It will also save time in the operating room and provide more accuracy,”
said King’s Daughters Urologist William Boykin, M.D.
King’s Daughters Ob/Gyn Brian Frederick, M.D., said the new system
will shorten patient recovery time.
“In a number of cases, patients who would typically have a longer
recovery time and larger incisions will be able to go home the same day,”
said Dr. Frederick.
Boykin and Frederick are among eight surgeons at King’s Daughters
who are certified in da Vinci surgery. The other surgeons include general
and bariatric surgeon Timothy Wheeler, M.D.; Ob/Gyn Tony Dotson, D.O.;
Ob/Gyn Thomas Mahoney, M.D.; urologist Justin Dixon, M.D.; cardiothoracic
surgeon Juan Bastidas, M.D.; and general surgeon Kevin Miller, M.D.