LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, CA, has performed its first robotic surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Suite, a $2 million investment that allows state-of-the-art surgical procedures. The da Vinci® Si™ advanced technology benefits patients through smaller incisions that lead to less stress on the body, reduced chances of infection and faster recovery times post-surgery. "These technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures," said Jennifer Liu, MD, an urologist who performed the first da Vinci-assisted surgery at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. The da Vinci OR suite is being used primarily for gynecologic, urologic, thoracic and general surgery procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, lobectomy, gallbladder and colorectal surgery. In addition to improving patient care and safety, the robotic technology system has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room for physicians using the rapidly emerging technology, including:
Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
Excellent visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
Surgical dexterity and precision
New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort
Dennis Bruns, Lakewood Regional Medical Center's interim president and CEO, said, "The new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery. By investing in this technology, we ensure that our community has superior surgery and aftercare services close to home." The purchase of the da Vinci Robotic Suite further strengthens Lakewood Regional Medical Center's commitment to provide the community with advanced medical care delivered with a commitment to Quality and Service.