Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Coral Springs First and Only in Broward to Acquire da Vinci ®Si™Robotic Surgical System
Latest technology in minimally invasive procedures featured on ABC’S Good Morning America
Coral Springs, FL - Coral Springs Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Broward, and among the few in the nation, to acquire the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. The state-of-the-art robotic platform, designed to enhance the capabilities of surgeons, provides a new, minimally invasive approach to a series of complex surgeries, including hysterectomies and myomectomies, prostate and other urologic procedures; as well as cardiothoracic, colorectal, bariatric surgeries. Benefits to patients typically include less blood loss, less chance of infection, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring and faster recovery. The first surgery at Coral Springs Medical Center using the robotic platform was a laparoscopic hysterectomy performed by Boniface Ndubisi, M.D. on July 10, 2009.
The da Vinci® Si™, which was recently featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, is the latest addition to the da Vinci® Surgical System product line by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Unlike its predecessors, the da Vinci® Si™ has incorporated the latest in 3D hi-def technology (1080i), essentially doubling visual clarity with up to 10x magnification. Its platform can also be upgraded periodically to integrate the newest advancements in technology.
The da Vinci® Si ™consists of four interactive robotic arms, controlled by the surgeon from a console. An optional dual console also allows for the possibility of a second surgeon to assist in a procedure or can be used as a training tool in educating new users. The highly sensitive robotic arms have been engineered to precisely mimic the movement of the surgeon’s fingers, wrists and hands and can only operate when commanded by the surgeon.
Coral Springs Medical Center is a facility of Broward Health. Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized community health system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health operates more than 30 healthcare facilities, including Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston. For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.