California Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Programme

15 November 2009 (Last Updated November 15th, 2009 18:30)

El Camino Hospital in the US state of California has expanded its minimally invasive surgical programme to three robotic surgical systems. The new da Vinci Si HD Surgical Systems feature enhanced three-dimensional, high-definition vision with superior visual clarity of target tissue an

El Camino Hospital in the US state of California has expanded its minimally invasive surgical programme to three robotic surgical systems.

The new da Vinci Si HD Surgical Systems feature enhanced three-dimensional, high-definition vision with superior visual clarity of target tissue and anatomy for minimally invasive procedures, El Camino said.

One new system will be located at the hospital's Los Gatos campus, with the others deployed at the Mountain View campus.

The systems will help El Camino Hospital surgeons to perform prostate cancer, gynaecologic and bariatric surgeries more efficiently and precisely.

The system's instrumentation offers exceptional motor control and natural dexterity to surgeons, resulting in shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, less scarring and quicker recovery times for patients.