TBH Introduces da Vinci Surgical System

The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems, allowing TBH to offer minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries. The systems can be used across a spectrum of surgical procedures and have been optimized for surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, colorectal and general surgery.

“Continually seeking new ways to provide outstanding care for our patients is at the heart of everything we do,” said Timothy A. Buit, president and chief executive officer at TBH. “This technology demonstrates TBH’s commitment to providing our surgeons and our patient’s leading-edge technology that allows us to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control so our patients are able to recover sooner.”

The da Vinci System features wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design that uses advanced robotic, computer and optical technology to assist the surgeon. However, the robot does not act on its own. Its movements are 100% controlled by the surgeon. With the surgeon in control, the robotic-assisted da Vinci System translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

There are several benefits to minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, including:

  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller incisions with minimal scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

The da Vinci Xi System is an expandable technology platform that is designed to accommodate and seamlessly integrate a range of current technologies, as well as future innovations, in areas such as imaging, advanced instruments and anatomical access.

“We are proud to offer this advanced robotic surgical option at TBH,” said Buit. “Our investment in this world-class technology enhances the care we provide to our community and allows our patients to return more quickly to their day-to-day lives.”

Those facing minimally invasive surgery should ask their physician if da Vinci robotic surgery is an option for them.