This technology can be employed across a broad range of minimally invasive techniques, and is optimized for multi-quadrant operations for gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and overall, general surgery.
Story By Kelly Bell/ETR
Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has announced its installation of the state-of-the-art Robotic Surgical System. This technology is a major stride forward in the development of minimally invasive surgery. To be added to already-implemented robotive systems for general surgery, this system concentrates on gall bladder removal with virtually scarless results. This technology can be employed across a broad range of minimally invasive techniques, and is optimized for multi-quadrant operations for gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and overall, general surgery. LRMC CEO Jim Kendrick is enthusiastic about this development’s implications.
“We are committed to our mission of putting our patients first and striving to provifde them with the most minimally invasive surgical options,” he said. “We are truly thrilled to be a leader in this field.”
The Robotoc Surgical System simplifies and eases surgical access throughout the abdomen and chest.
It expands upon such core systems as wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion and an ergonomic design. The operating physician remains in complete control of the Robotic-assisted Surgical System as it replaces human hand movements with smaller, more precise instruments that operate entirely within the patient’s body. Also, the technology’s immersive 3D-HD visual system provides the doctor with a magnified view, essentially extending not only his hands, but his eyes into the subject.
The benefits of this device are many and desireable:
Low rate of major complications.
Low conversion rate to open surgery.
Virtually scarless results.
Shorter hospital stays.
Smaller blood loss.
Lower rates of wound infections.
Generallly higher degress of patient satisfaction.
The Robotic Surgical System is easily the most user-friendly of the four generations that have been developed specifically for operation room staff efficiencies. The following are included in the improvements created by this system:
* Enhanced vision provided by the 3D-HD optical view of the surgical field with revolutionary anatomical access.
* Four-quadrant access to make possible a minimally invasive approach even in the most complex procedures. Previous devices offered only single quadrant access.
The Robotic Surgical System is expandable so that it can accomodate and integrate numerous already-developed-and-implemented technologies. It is also designed to be be compatible with future surgical developments.
“We are thrilled to be a leader in this field, and look forward to continue bringing Longview minimally invasive surgical options,” said Kendrick.
For more information on this new technology please call (903) 758-1818 or visit www.LongviewRegional.com.