CHI St. Luke’s Health–Sugar Land Hospital announced today that it’s the first hospital in the Houston area to use the latest intuitive da Vinci Xi Surgical System—making the Sugar Land Hospital the fifth hospital in the world to use this advanced technology. The new system offers three-dimensional high-definition visualization and allows for enhanced dexterity, greater precision and control for the surgeon.
General surgeon Michael Kleinman, MD, recently performed the hospital’s first two surgeries—gall bladder removal and a nissen fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)—using the da Vinci Xi-a cholecystectomy.
The 3D-HD image can be magnified up to 10 times, to provide the surgeon a close-up view of the area. The da Vinci system also has mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist, which allow surgeons to make small, precise movements inside the body.
“We’re excited to offer this incredible technology as part of our continued efforts to provide the best medical care possible to our patients,” said Rob Heifner, President, CHI St. Luke’s Health–Sugar Land Hospital.
In addition to general surgery procedures, surgeons at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Sugar Land Hospital can perform different types of robotic-assisted procedures, including prostatectomies, kidney surgeries and gynecological procedures, such as ovarian tumors, pelvic prolapses and gynecological cancers.