Mercy Expands Surgical Options with Addition of New Surgical Robot

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center has acquired a second da Vinci Xi surgical system by Intuitive, designed with the goal of further expanding access and advancing technology for minimally invasive care. The da Vinci Xi surgical system can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and enables multi-quadrant access for gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac, and general surgeries.

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi system expands upon core da Vinci system features, including wristed instruments, 3DHD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. As with all da Vinci surgical systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci system, which translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi system’s immersive 3DHD vision provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

The da Vinci Xi surgical system is the most advanced surgical system available, providing patients with a number of benefits, including smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times. The current Xi da Vinci model is the fourth-generation system.

“Mercy Medical Center has long been on the cutting edge of surgical advancements, having acquired our first da Vinci surgical system in 2008. Since then, the technological advances in robotic-assisted surgery have been tremendous,” said Dr. Robert Roose, president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates and Johnson Memorial Hospital. “We are thrilled to be a leader in this field and look forward to continually bringing the Greater Springfield area the latest advanced minimally invasive surgical options.”