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St. Joseph's/Candler adds da Vinci Xi Surgical System to its arsenal of robotic technology

St. Joseph’s/Candler – already the region’s leader in robotic technology – has added the latest da Vinci robot to our arsenal of advanced minimally-invasive machines.

da Vinci Xi Surgical System

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is the fourth generation in da Vinci technology. St. Joseph's/Candler currently has three Xi systems along with the da Vinci X robot and the da Vinci Si Surgical System.

As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the Xi’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

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The da Vinci Xi System’s key features include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries. Its primary use will be for complex colorectal procedures due to the multi-quadrant capability of the robotic arms and added stapling technique.

The system includes a surgical cart that can be placed at any position around the patient – allowing for four (multi)-quadrant access. Four thin arms allow for a greater range of motion.  Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical Systems allows patients a minimally-invasive alternative to open surgery that reduces many of the costs and complications associated with open procedures. 

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