Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center now has the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System, allowing the hospital to offer minimally-invasive robotic assisted surgeries. The Da Vinci Xi Robot is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery combining the latest assisted surgical technologies which allows for easier access to targeted areas.
The first case at the medical center was performed by Claudiu Cimpean, MD, general surgeon, on Monday, September 20. “As a surgeon, the Da Vinci Xi Robot gives me greater flexibility and access to more areas of the body that are more difficult to reach, said Dr. Cimpean. “There are many advantages of minimally invasive surgery including small incisions which means less blood loss, less pain, less scaring, quicker recovery and leaving the hospital sooner.”
Robotic-assisted surgery technology was initially adopted for prostatectomies and gynecology, but now, the Da Vinci Xi Robot is becoming more commonly utilized in general surgery. Today, the Da Vinci Xi Robot can be used in hernia repair, thoracic surgery, gynecological, pelvic floor, urological and abdominal procedures including gall bladder, colorectal and a number of other procedures.
Robotic-assisted surgery puts a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a leading-edge robotic platform. The Da Vinci Surgical System uses advanced robotic, computer and optical technology to assist the surgeon, but the robot does not act on its own. Its movements are controlled by the surgeon.
“We are pleased to offer our community additional advances in minimally invasive surgery,” said Bill James, President, Lexington Medical Center. “The Da Vinci Xi allows our surgeons to manage complex procedures with increased precision and accuracy.”
The Lexington Medical Center Foundation contributed to financially securing this advanced equipment. “For years, our community’s generosity has made a difference, most recently with our large capital campaign for our surgical facility expansion and now their donations are helping provide this latest minimally invasive surgical technology. Every dollar contributed makes a difference, “ James said.
Those facing minimally invasive surgery should ask your doctor if Da Vinci Robotic surgery is right for them. More information can be found by calling 336-716-WAKE (9253).
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