Saint Vincent Hospital Acquires Second da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Aug 18, 2022

WORCESTER, Mass. – August 17, 2022 – Saint Vincent Hospital advances its surgical capabilities for the greater Central Massachusetts community with the acquisition of its second da Vinci Xi surgical system, an advanced technology used for minimally invasive surgical procedures.  It is primarily designed to assist surgeons with surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac, and general surgery.

The da Vinci Xi system consists of a surgeon console, patient cart, and vision cart. The surgeon sits at the console, controlling the instruments remotely while viewing the patient’s anatomy onscreen in highly magnified, high-definition 3D. Positioned alongside the patient’s bed, the patient cart holds the camera and instruments that the surgeon controls from the console. The vision cart makes communication between components possible and supports the 3D high-definition vision system.

The system translates the surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, bending and rotating the tiny instruments while performing the procedure. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions. In general, because it involves smaller, less extensive incisions than regular surgery, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and fewer complications.

“We are excited to add robotic capacity, so more members of our community can have access to the innovative, minimally invasive surgical options enabled by the da Vinci XI surgical system,” said Carolyn Jackson, CEO of Saint Vincent Medical Center. “We are continually making significant investments and providing broader access to the latest treatment options and technology, which is all designed to improve recovery times and clinical outcomes.” 

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