The da Vinci Surgical Systems for Better Surgical Recovery

The numbers tell the story. As the first hospital system in the area to receive a da Vinci Si HD Surgical System - and now the da Vinci Xi Surgical System - our surgeons and staff at St. Joseph’s/Candler have performed thousands of robotic procedures making us the most experienced robotic hospital in the Greater Savannah area. Patients that are candidates for da Vinci trust us for faster, less painful recoveries.

Already the region's leader in robotic technology, St. Joseph's/Candler has added the latest da Vinci robot, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, to our arsenal of advanced minimally-invasive machines. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is the fourth generation in da Vinci technology. St. Joseph's/Candler currently has five Xi Surgical Systems - with a sixth Xi arriving in February 2023. Learn more about the da Vinci Xi here.

By providing surgeons with high-definition visualization and precision replication of the surgeon’s movements, the da Vinci Surgical Systems make it possible for surgeons to perform complex procedures using minimally invasive techniques, resulting in numerous potential patient benefits.

Superior Design: How da Vinci Became the Most Revolutionary Surgical System in the Region

The da Vinci robot uses sophisticated computer aided equipment which allows the surgeon to have the benefit of magnified views of regular laparoscopic surgery while retaining the three dimensional view of traditional open surgery, all in high definition. This enhanced view allows the surgeon to see structures and problem tissues that might not otherwise be seen.

The surgeon sits at a console where their hands are placed into glove-like controllers, called masters, which are used to manipulate the robotic surgical EndoWrist instruments. The on-board computer replicates the surgeons movements precisely and to scale while filtering out the surgeons pulse, called tremor, normally seen at high magnification.  This allows the surgeon to move in a more natural fashion as opposed to straight stick laparoscopy where the surgeon has to move the instrument left to go right thus reducing the chance of human error.

What does this mean to you as a patient?

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss and potential for transfusions
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to your normal daily activities

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