The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System will transform the way certain procedures are performed, opines the Adventist Medical Center. Initially, urology and gynecology services will be the focus of Adventist Health’s da Vinci robot, though the robotic technology has clinical applications for many other surgical specialties in the future.

The surgeon, via a master hand control and magnified view screen system, is able to manipulate various surgical instruments mounted on robotic arms that can fit inside small spaces. Through the resolution 3-D stereo viewer, anatomy appears at high magnification with a natural depth of field.

The benefits of the robot include greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access.

Wes Rippey, chief medical officer of Adventist Medical Center, said: “The da Vinci robot represents one of the surgical advancements to ever be made available within a hospital setting. It allows us to augment Adventist Medical Center’s surgical practice, offering the least invasive surgical option available and is a tremendous complement to our highly skilled and talented surgeons.”