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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Acquires da Vinci Si Surgical System

Oct 15, 2019
3/21/2013 - Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is pleased to introduce the most advanced da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System in the Memphis area.  The system is designed to facilitate complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach that allows surgeons to perform procedures through just a few tiny incisions. These small incisions often result in less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster return to daily activities.

The da Vinci® Si™ at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett features single-site laparoscopy, which is used for gallbladder surgery. Instead of making multiple incisions, the surgeon makes a single incision through which several instruments are inserted. Often this incision is through the belly button, with the result being little or no scarring.

davinci robot used in surgery with doctorsSaint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is the only hospital in the Memphis area to have a da Vinci® Si™ equipped with Firefly. Firefly uses near infrared imaging to detect an injected dye of indocyanine green in the blood. The dye helps identify vascular flow to the kidney and distinguish between normal tissue and cancer tissue. This technology is used for partial nephrectomy, in which the part of a kidney containing cancer is removed.

“We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes,” said Jeremy Clark, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett chief executive officer.  “It is part of our commitment to provide our community access to some of the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”

The technological advancements offered by the da Vinci® Si™  provide Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett’s surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity, and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. It can be used for a multitude of procedures including prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, 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. 
• Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
• 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

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