WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center acquires second da Vinci surgical robot

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently announced that it has expanded its robotic-assisted surgery program by acquiring a second da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System.

Berkeley Medical Center launched its da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery program in November 2019. Since its introduction, over 500 general surgery and gynecologic procedures have been performed using the system.

The da Vinci, offered by Intuitive Surgical Inc., consists of several key components including an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating, a patient-side cart that holds the robotic instruments, interactive robotic arms, a 3D HD vision system, and wristed instruments. During the procedure, a specially trained surgeon sits at the console and performs the surgery by operating the da Vinci’s wristed instruments.

In the hands of a skilled surgeon, the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System may include smaller incisions, less pain and blood loss, and quicker recovery times.

According to Jason Turner, M.D., F.A.C.S., chief of surgery at Berkeley Medical Center, the addition of a second da Vinci surgical system demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to providing cutting-edge technology that allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision and precision.

“Due to the rapid growth and expansion of our robotic-assisted surgery program, we recognized the need to add a second da Vinci Xi Surgical System in order to keep up with the demand for efficient, advanced surgical procedures for our patients,” Dr. Turner said. “The addition of a second da Vinci will allow one surgical system to be dedicated to gynecologic procedures while the other will be used for general and thoracic surgery procedures.”

For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org/Berkeley.


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CED: 4-7-22