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Monday, November 05, 2012 - INTEGRIS Health Announces Arrival of Newest Technology in Surgery: The da Vinci Si Surgical System

OKLAHOMA CITY – The INTEGRIS Robotics Institute of Oklahoma at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ surgical system to our operating room and to our community. This is a significant addition because of the value it offers our surgical staff and those in the region we serve.

The da Vinci Si has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many that translate to patient benefits including the following.

  • 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 operating room efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Together, these technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures.

“We believe the features of the new da Vinci Si system will help us provide the best possible outcomes and the system is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” said Michael S. Holzer, M.D., medical director for the INTEGRIS Robotics Institute of Oklahoma.

Even the most experienced surgeon’s skills can be made more precise with the INTEGRIS Robotics Institute’s new da Vinci Si surgical system. INTEGRIS Health offers the most precise care with the da Vinci robot. Patients experience smaller incisions, less pain, faster return to normal daily activities, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions, less post-operative pain than with traditional open surgery, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Special thanks to the students at Stanley Hupfeld Academy for their help in naming the robot. Students participated in a “Name the Robot” contest for a chance to win a Scholastic Book Club gift certificate and the opportunity to name the robot that helps INTEGRIS Health make surgery easier for patients. The winning entry, SUZIE, short for Special, Unique, Zealous, Intelligent, Engineer, was submitted by third grade student Nyla Chuku.

For more information about the da Vinci Si system, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or visit integrisOK.com/robotics.