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STOCKTON – Robotic surgical procedure, Dameron Hospital officers are fast to level out, doesn’t imply a robotic performs the operation. There’s a human surgeon accountable for the devices always.
And now surgeons at Dameron, the 202-bed group hospital in central Stockton, can have entry to a number of the most superior robotic and laptop expertise within the area.
The hospital lately introduced its acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System used for minimally invasive surgical procedures that locations the surgeon at a high-tech console just some ft away from the affected person whereas controlling very small devices hooked up to a robotic arm.
Because the surgeon strikes his palms, the da Vinci system interprets these into micro-movements of the surgical devices for quite a lot of delicate and complicated operations. The devices are in a position to make exact, tiny incisions with dexterity and management whereas the surgeon watches all of it by a high-definition, three-dimensional imaginative and prescient system.
Robotic surgical procedure is used for a number of completely different procedures, together with coronary artery bypass; chopping away most cancers tissue from delicate components of the physique similar to blood vessels, nerves or organs; gallbladder and kidney elimination; hip substitute; hysterectomy; and kidney transplant.
It ought to be famous that robotic surgical procedure has simply as many dangers as open and laparoscopic surgical procedure — together with an infection and bleeding — however a few of these dangers are completely different.
Stockton normal surgeon Dr. Tarig Samakandy described Dameron’s new da Vinci robotic as probably the most superior robotic surgical procedure system now out there in Stockton.
“It enhances our potential to carry out minimally invasive procedures on a broader vary of sufferers with completely different surgical wants. From the affected person’s perspective, receiving a minimally invasive process leads to much less post-surgical ache and blood loss, a shorter hospital keep, faster restoration and quicker return to regular each day actions,” mentioned Samakandy, a fellowship-trained knowledgeable in robotic surgical procedure who’s the director for Dameron’s bariatric surgical procedure program.
Whereas Dameron’s announcement didn’t embrace how a lot the hospital paid for its new robotic system, a number of on-line sources report the da Vinci Xi prices $2 million and above, relying upon equipment.
“Even throughout these difficult occasions, we imagine this was an vital funding into our group that can give sufferers entry to the very best ranges of surgical excellence proper right here in Stockton,” mentioned Invoice Trezza, president of Dameron Hospital’s board of administrators.
Hospital President Daniel Wolcott, who serves in the identical capability at Adventist Well being Lodi Memorial Hospital, described the key acquisition as “a constructive influence on the well being of those that dwell in San Joaquin County and the encircling areas. … We perceive the numerous advantages it will have on our sufferers’ lives as a result of we’ve been utilizing this similar system at Lodi Memorial for the previous 5 years and the outcomes have been glorious.”
Wolcott mentioned one other advantage of bringing the robotic system to Stockton is that it supplies a sexy possibility for surgeons with a desire for robotic surgical procedure.
Stated Wolcott: “This may occasionally assist us entice extra medical experience to the realm.”
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