Sharp Coronado Performs Surgical First With New da Vinci Robot
Sharp Coronado Hospital became the first hospital in the U.S. to perform a general surgery procedure using the new da Vinci® X Robotic Surgical System. The hospital acquired the system just after it received FDA clearance on May 30. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Greenblatt, a Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group surgeon.
The da Vinci X robot system is the latest such device created and distributed by the company Intuitive Surgical. While capable of a wide range of surgical procedures, the da Vinci X is best designed for procedures in the lower abdomen.
“The da Vinci robot is an exciting addition to Sharp Coronado’s surgical capabilities,“ said Susan Stone, CEO of Sharp Coronado Hospital. “We are thrilled to be a pioneer in the application of the device, and look forward to providing our patients the wider array of minimally invasive surgical options that it allows our surgeons to perform.”
The da Vinci system consists of a console controlled by a surgeon, and a set of interactive robotic arms that hold scalpels, scissors and other surgical tools. The robot’s jointed wrist design allows for greater dexterity than that of a human hand, and its 3-D lapascopic camera provides the surgeon a clearer view of the site and procedure. In certain applications, the da Vinci system can result in less pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery for patients.
About Sharp Coronado Hospital.
Sharp Coronado Hospital is a 181-bed, acute-care facility that provides medical and surgical care, intensive care, sub-acute and long-term care, rehabilitation therapies and emergency services. As the first Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital in the state, Sharp Coronado promotes patient empowerment, patient and family education, a healing environment, and complementary therapies, including Healing Touch, acupuncture, massage and aromatherapy. The hospital offers a 24-hour emergency department that is highly ranked for patient satisfaction and short wait times, and it is also known for world-renowned liver care.