Grandview Medical Center first in Birmingham to launch advanced robotic surgery technology
Published 10:38 am Friday, January 8, 2016
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Grandview Medical Center is the first hospital in the Birmingham area to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci system.
This system is designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. It can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the areas of urology, gynecology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.
The new system allows the surgeon to access some areas of the body, such as the chest or pelvis, which are difficult to reach with delicate surgical instruments. This new robot helps many surgeon specialists do more procedures with a minimally invasive approach. For surgical patients this means less time under anesthesia as compared to the current robotic platform, according to surgeons.
“The latest model of surgical robot is truly an upgrade in technology. This new machine allows us to continue to expand our repertoire and offer minimally invasive surgery to our patients, which equates into quicker recovery and return to normal daily activities,” said urologist Dr. Eric Brewer.
The robotic-assisted system translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The system’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.
“We are excited to bring this enhanced robotic-assisted surgical technology for minimally invasive surgery to the Birmingham area,” said Keith Granger, president and CEO of Grandview Medical Center. “We continue our commitment of bringing advanced technology, quality and an enhanced patient experience to those we serve.”