May 17, 2018
Lourdes Health is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci®Xi – the latest technology in robotic-assisted surgical systems.
Lourdes’ new da Vinci®Xi is the only system of its kind in southeastern Washington.
“Two and a half years ago we acquired our first da Vinci®Surgical System at Lourdes. The program has been very successful; surpassing our expectations. Lourdes now boasts the only da Vinci®Xi Surgical System in our community and we are the only hospital in our region with two da Vinci®robots in operation.” – Dr. Kenneth Berger, Urologist and Chairman of Lourdes Robotic-Assisted Surgery Committee
Lourdes new Xi System will made its debut Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. Dr. Wanda Good, General, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon, was the first physician at Lourdes Health to perform a procedure using the Xi System.
“As a fellowship trained general surgeon, in advanced, minimally-invasive surgery, I have seen the benefits of utilizing robotic technology for my patients. All da Vinci®Surgical Systems feature wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion and an ergonomic design. The surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates his/her exact hand movements directly to the small, precise movements of the wristed instruments inside the patient’s body.” – Dr. Good
Good noted the advantages to the surgeon as well. The Xi’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient. Dr. Good celebrated her 500throbotically-assisted surgery in April. She elaborated on the da Vinci®Xi Surgical System benefits.
“The robot’s features have been shown to improve the safety of surgery, especially in Bariatric surgeries and advanced general surgery procedures. I am very excited by Lourdes commitment to utilizing advanced technology and our acquisition of the most technologically advanced da Vinci®Surgical System. I look forward to using this tool in the care of my patients here in our local community.” – Dr. Good
Lourdes Health has been named among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades.com in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2017, Lourdes was the only hospital in Washington that placed among the top 5% in patient safety according to Healthgrades. Visit the Lourdes Surgical Services page for more information.