McKenzie-Willamette announces new technology
Springfield, OR, - McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center announced that it has invested in two additional robotic surgical systems with a dual console that allows a second surgeon to assist.
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center (MWMC) introduced their robotic surgery program in 2006 and was the first hospital south of Portland to offer robotic surgery to the community. Since that time, surgeons at MWMC have completed over 1,000 robotic-assisted gynecologic and prostate surgeries. Over the next few months the hospital will be expanding the surgical specialties.
MWMC is now the only robotics program in the region to have dual console technology. "We are very pleased to introduce the next generation of robotic surgery technology to our community,” said Cate. “We expect this advanced technology will enhance both physicians’ and patients’ experiences with robotic surgery.”
During robotic surgery, the surgeon is seated at a console a few feet away from the patient and views an actual image of the surgical site while operating in real-time, through tiny incisions, using electromechanically-enhanced instruments. Patients undergoing this type of minimally invasive surgery typically experience less pain, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and better clinical outcomes.
The new da Vinci Si System with dual console introduces several new features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and operational efficiencies:
- Enhanced 3D HD resolution offers superior visual clarity of target tissue and anatomy (potentially allowing for greater surgical precision)
- An updated and simplified user interface enhances operating room efficiency
- A dual console allows a second surgeon to provide a da Vinci-enabled assist and promotes collaboration
- New ergonomic settings to the console allows greater surgeon comfort and control
According to OB/Gyn surgeon Zena Monji, M.D., the new features will further streamline surgical procedures and improve efficiencies. “This new system is further proof of our commitment to provide patients with surgical solutions that are less invasive, more precise and enable faster recovery than existing surgical approaches.”
For more information about surgeons who perform robotic-assisted surgeries at McKenzie-Willamette, or the hospitals growing program, call 541-726-4789 or Click Here to visit our daVinci Robotic Surgery page.