Evergreen Hospital Medical Center today added the latest generation of the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot-assisted surgery platform. At this time Evergreen is the only Eastside hospital equipped for da Vinci surgery. The equipment adds one more advanced operating room tool for Evergreen surgeons who have led the way in developing minimally invasive and computer assisted surgeries.
Evergreen’s acquisition of the most recently released version of the da Vinci Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical brings great benefits to patients. Using the robot-assisted system, surgeons can perform more precise surgeries in shorter time with less pain and blood loss. The minimally invasive incision (about the size of a penny or a dime) means patients recover faster and have reduced risk of complications. The experienced surgeons at Evergreen plan to use this important technology to treat prostate and gynecological cancers and to perform urology, gynecology and general surgery.
The surgeon controls the four highly dexterous robotic arms of the da Vinci. With the System’s 3D HD viewer, the surgeon sees details inside the patient’s body magnified more than 10 times normal size.
“Our patients associate surgical excellence with Evergreen Hospital Medical Center,” said Steve Brown, CEO. “By acquiring the newest generation da Vinci, we can continue to offer only the best medical care to the community.” [print_link]