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Washington Hospital Healthcare System Introduces the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to our Community

Washington Hospital Healthcare System Introduces the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to our Community

(Fremont, CA, June 3, 2024) – Washington Hospital Healthcare System (WHHS) is proud to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Xi® surgical system by Intuitive. This system is designed to advance technology in minimally invasive care and can be utilized across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures including gynecologic, urologic, thoracic, cardiac, and general surgeries.

“This new surgical suite addition represents a commitment to provide the highest quality care and advanced treatment options to our community,” says Kimberly Hartz, chief executive officer of Washington Hospital Healthcare System. “The da Vinci Xi is a major milestone, expanding our surgical capabilities and enhancing our ability to retain and recruit talented and highly skilled surgeons.”

The da Vinci Xi system enhances surgical efficiency with its ability to access various parts of the abdomen or chest. Features include wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. The surgeon remains in complete control, translating their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.

Key features of the da Vinci Xi system include:

  • Overhead instrument arm architecture to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • Enhanced digital architecture of the endoscope offering a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity.
  • Flexibility to attach the endoscope to any arm, enhancing visualization of the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with joints designed for an expanded range of motion.
  • Longer instrument shafts providing surgeons with greater operative reach.

The first three cases performed with the da Vinci Xi system were performed by Dr. Kranthi K. Achanta, a board-certified laparoscopic and general surgeon and by Dr. Jennifer O. Chan, board-certified thoracic and cardiac surgeon.

“We're embracing the future of minimally invasive surgery with advanced precision, promising shorter recovery times and less pain for our patients,” says Dr. Achanta. “This technology transforms care by enhancing outcomes and accelerating healing. We are excited to introduce this groundbreaking advancement, previously unavailable to our community. It will significantly expand the surgical options for our patients, offering them the latest in surgical treatment.”

“The unique advantages of a robotic platform allows us to approach complicated surgical issues with advanced, specialized treatment giving patients access close to home,” says Dr. Chan.

The da Vinci Xi system is an expandable technology platform designed to seamlessly integrate with current technologies and future innovations in areas such as imaging and advanced instruments. WHHS is excited to be a leader in this field and looks forward to continually providing the community with advanced minimally invasive surgical options.

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