Shelby Baptist Medical Center has acquired the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System, further complementing the hospital's minimally-invasive robotic surgery capabilities. The da Vinci Xi system is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery, combining the latest assisted surgical technologies which allows for easier access to targeted areas.
"As a surgeon, the da Vinci Xi system gives me greater flexibility and control over more areas of the body," Charlie Braswell, MD said. "Patients appreciate the opportunity for less scarring, quicker recovery and going home faster."
While the da Vinci Xi robot was initially adopted for prostatectomies and gynecology, the technology is becoming more commonly utilized in general surgery. Today, the da Vinci Xi can be used in hernia repair, thoracic surgery, gynecological, pelvic floor and abdominal procedures including gallbladder, colorectal and a number of other procedures.