ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems, allowing for less invasive procedures, quicker recovery times for patients and better overall results.
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries, meaning the surgeon is in complete control, in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. During these procedures the da Vinci translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is an incredibly precise tool that features smaller, lighter arms and has optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries where instruments must be able to reach from the pelvis to the chest. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, allowing them to see detail at a level impossible with the unaided eye.
King’s Daughters was the first hospital in the Tri-State to offer robotic-assisted surgery in 2007.
“This cutting-edge technology is a lot different than what we had years ago. This upgrade makes it a lot easier for patient positioning. It will also save time in the operating room and provide more accuracy,” said King’s Daughters Urologist William Boykin, M.D.
King’s Daughters Ob/Gyn Brian Frederick, M.D., said the new system will shorten patient recovery time.
“In a number of cases, patients who would typically have a longer recovery time and larger incisions will be able to go home the same day,” said Dr. Frederick.
Boykin and Frederick are among eight surgeons at King’s Daughters who are certified in da Vinci surgery. The other surgeons include general and bariatric surgeon Timothy Wheeler, M.D.; Ob/Gyn Tony Dotson, D.O.; Ob/Gyn Thomas Mahoney, M.D.; urologist Justin Dixon, M.D.; cardiothoracic surgeon Juan Bastidas, M.D.; and general surgeon Kevin Miller, M.D.
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