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The daVinci XI™ Surgical System
JFK is pleased to announce the daVinci XI Surgical System. This is the most advanced robotic, computer and optical technology designed with the goal of further advancing minimally invasive surgery. The Robot can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.
JFK surgeons are 100% in control of the robotic-assisted System as it translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.
What is da Vinci Surgery and how can it help me?
Michael Lasser, M.D.
Medical Director, Robotic Surgery
da Vinci Surgery is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as “open” surgery. With da Vinci Surgery, the cuts (incisions) made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. da Vinci Surgery is therefore considered “minimally invasive surgery.” Studies of da Vinci Surgery have shown the following benefits in comparison to open surgery:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- A faster recovery
- Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring
Since its introduction, da Vinci Surgery has greatly reduced the number of open surgeries for common operations (such as hysterectomy12 and prostatectomy13). Thanks to da Vinci technology, more patients have been offered minimally invasive surgery (MIS) than at any other time in history.
Dr. Lasser discusses Robotic Surgery at JFK on NJTV.
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