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Cayuga Health System Acquires New State-of-the-Art Robotic Surgery System

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Photo/Intuitive: Da Vinci Xi4 system

Cayuga Health recently announced the addition of a new highly advanced robotics system to its repertoire. The fourth generation da Vinci Xi system drastically enhances the hospital’s surgical capabilities and continues to advance its minimally invasive procedures.

Developed by Intuitive, da Vinci Xi offers Cayuga Med staff advanced instrumentation, with vision and features like integrated table motion.

It also comes with setup automation and guidance that promotes overall efficiency in the operating room. Additional perks include its versatile use in a variety of complex procedures.

“We are extremely pleased to offer our patients the latest technology and advantages of robotic surgery,” said Dr. Martin Stallone, CEO of Cayuga Medical Center and Cayuga Health. “For many patients, robotic surgery is a better, safer option than open surgery, as studies have found that patients experience shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine and a faster recovery.”

With the help of this new system, surgeons will be able to perform complex abdominal, gynecological, and urological operations at greater ease. Specifically, new offerings include robotic-assisted hernia repair, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, anti-reflux surgery, gallbladder surgery, surgery of the small and large intestine, weight-loss surgery, prostate surgery, kidney surgery, and surgery of the ovaries and uterus.

These benefits and more were pointed out by Cayuga Med Dr. Gregory Ripich:

“The da Vinci Xi robotic system acts as an extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands, giving us a 3-D magnified vision and 360° dexterity of four arms, which allows for more effective, precise surgical movements. The surgeon is 100% in control of the robot, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.”

Cayuga Health has two hospitals, including Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, along with a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates.

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