Northside Hospital-Forsyth recently upgraded its robotic surgical systems.
According to a news release from the hospital, the da Vinci Surgical Systems have been updated at both the Forsyth and Cherokee locations to the latest Si model.
Features of the new system, which is used for a range of laparoscopic procedures, include: Enhanced 3D vision of operative field with plasma screens and up to 10-times magnification; dual consoles, allowing for a second surgeon; greater dexterity and precision; and new ergonomic settings to the surgeon console.
Scott Miller, medical director of Northside’s Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery program, said in a statement that the “features allow for an optimum minimally invasive surgical experience for the patient by maximizing the abilities of the surgeon.”
Froylan Gonzalez, general surgeon, praised Northside for upgrading to the new system.
“This latest generation of robotic technology aids surgeons in performing much more complex and delicate cases,” Gonzalez said in a statement.
Laparoscopic procedures offer patients a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgery.
According to information from Northside, patients benefit from smaller incisions and less pain and scarring.
Other benefits include reduced blood loss, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries with reduced risk of infection.