Marian Medical Center Announces the Arrival
of the Newest Technology in Surgery Today: da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System
(SANTA MARIA, CA) Sept. 21, 2011 - Through the dedicated efforts and generosity of the Marian Medical Center Foundation and its donors, Marian Medical Center (MMC) is pleased to announce the introduction of the revolutionary da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to MMC’s operating room and to the community. This state-of-the-art surgical robotics system is designed to provide superior patient outcomes, clinical efficiency and the highest level of safety in the operating room for both patients and staff.
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
New optional dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
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
Together, these technological advancements provide the surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. General Surgeon, Thomas Bosshardt, M.D., says, “The da Vinci® Si™ robot will allow our surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision using a minimally invasive approach. This also means that patients will not only experience less pain, smaller scars and shorter recovery times after surgical procedures, but they will also have the opportunity to receive the latest minimally-invasive surgical offerings all while remaining close to home.”
da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery.
About Marian Medical Center
Marian Medical Center is a part of the CHW Hospitals of the Central Coast with sister hospitals at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA. As part of the Catholic Healthcare West, we help to create the largest Catholic health care system in the western United States. To learn more go to www.marianmedicalcenter.org.