Bon Secours Announces the Arrival of the Newest Technology in Minimally Invasive Surgery

John E. Barrett, CEO, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, with the da Vinci® SiTM surgical system, minimally invasive surgery, DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Virginia, Hampton Roads, prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, thoracic surgery, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery

John E. Barrett, CEO, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, with the da Vinci® SiTM surgical system

Bon Secours Virginia Health System announced today the expansion of its minimally invasive surgery program at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center to include the introduction of the da Vinci® Si Surgical System.

“The addition of the daVinci® surgical system is the lasted in a series of investments that Bon Secours has made to ensure that the community has access to innovative programs and services at Bon Secours DePaul,” said John E. Barrett, CEO, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center.  “I am very proud to announce this new addition to our minimally invasive surgical program and the investment in our community’s health.”

The new $2.5 M robotic surgical system provides surgeons access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery and can be used in a multitude of procedures including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, coronary artery bypass, thoracic surgery, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery.

The da Vinci® Si has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Here are a few features of the da Vinci® Si:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x  magnification
  • New optional dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
  • Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Over the past two years, DePaul has undergone many enhancements.  In addition to renovating several patient care units, the medical center has added a neurointensive care unit, brought the first low-dose 64 slice CT scanner to Hampton Roads , invested in a new cardiac catheterization unit, and recently opened a state-of-the-art neurovascular interventional suite.

+ Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at Bon Secours Virginia.

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