Renown Health first to offer robotics-assisted surgery|
Reno, Nev. (Feb. 27, 2008) - Today, Renown Health introduced a new, minimally invasive method to treat patients, known as robotics-assisted surgery. Renown Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in northern Nevada to offer this type of surgical option using the da Vinci® S HD(tm) Robotic Surgical System. Housed in Renown Regional Medical Center's surgical Tahoe Tower, da Vinci will ensure that the widest possible range of options are available to surgical patients and their physicians.
Manufactured by the company, Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci surgical system applies a surgeon's skill to computer-enhanced technology and robotics. By enhancing surgical capabilities, the da Vinci surgical system helps to improve clinical outcomes for patients across many disciplines. Patient benefits can include: reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, less scarring, and faster recovery and return to normal daily activities.
"We are pleased to be the first hospital in the area to offer the latest robotic technology for northern Nevada," said Jim Miller, president and CEO of Renown Health. "With benefits to both the patient and physician, robotic surgery allows us to provide the latest in skill, expertise and technology in order to meet the medical needs of the community. We are committed to providing world-class healthcare, right here at home so that patients do not have to leave our community to receive the high level of care they expect and deserve."
The da Vinci S HD Surgical System integrates three-dimensional, high-definition endoscopy and state-of-the-art robotic technology to virtually extend the surgeon's eyes and hands into the surgical field. Seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D HD image of the surgical field, a surgeon can manipulate instruments with seven degrees of freedom and 360 degree hand motion, mimicking the dexterity of the wrist and hand.
The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.
A number of procedures that previously could not be performed using traditional minimally invasive surgery technologies can now be performed using the da Vinci surgical system. Da Vinci allows a surgeon greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, precision and control and superior ergonomics.
Patients and physicians who are interested in learning more about the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at Renown Health should call Linda Ferris, Ph.D., at 982-6830 or visit www.renown.org.
About the da Vinci® S HD(tm) Robotic Surgical System
The da Vinci S HD Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows a surgeon's hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view the surgeon experiences enables him/her to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions. For more information, please visit www.intuitivesurgical.com.