Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare and robotic surgery provider­—is the first hospital in the Eastern Jackson County corridor to receive the newest and most advanced da Vinci® Surgical System, the Xi.  The system is a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision abdominal surgeries (open surgery) with a minimally invasive approach and offers three-dimensional, high-definition visualization, which allows enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon during complex, multi-quadrant surgeries.

The da Vinci® Xi 3D-HD image can be magnified up to 10 times, allowing a surgeon an unprecedented close-up view of the area being operated on. The Xi expands upon da Vinci®’s signature core instruments, including mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist, allowing surgeons to make small, precise movements inside the body. For more than a decade, da Vinci® Surgical Systems have provided patients with a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery that reduces many of the costs and complications associated with open procedures, with more than 1.5 million procedures performed. 

Patients will benefit from the new da Vinci® Xi Surgical System at Centerpoint Medical Center, which further advances the technology used in minimally invasive surgery for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Features of the da Vinci® include a new overhead instrument arm designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position; a new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity; and an ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.

“The addition of the da Vinci® Xi to our surgical program supports Centerpoint Medical Center’s long-term growth vision,” says David Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Centerpoint Medical Center. “As we celebrate our ten-year anniversary, it’s an amazing time to be the first in the Eastern Jackson corridor with this next generation surgical system. As part of our overall robust capital improvement plan, like the current expansion project, leading-edge technology like the da Vinci® Xi and innovation are integral as we lay the foundation for enhanced patient experience.” 

“For our patients, the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System will mean low blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and return to physical functions and a normal diet,” says Christopher Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H, Chief Medical Officer. “As a physician working with our medical partners, I can attest to the unparalleled clarity and precision, ultimately helping patient outcomes.”

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