August 08, 2017
This week, Ocala Health expanded its minimally invasive surgery program with the addition of the da Vinci Xi(R) Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical. Ocala Health's first week of using the da Vinci Xi demonstrates the various surgical capabilities with this new technology including general, gynecologic, and urologic surgery. With real-time high definition, three-dimensional video and smaller, more versatile robotic arms, Ocala Health's physicians and robotics team are able to provide a surgical experience with less pain, smaller incisions, less time in the hospital and quicker return to regular activities. The first week's cases - hysterectomy, prolapse repair, gallbladder removal and hernia repair - were successfully completed by Dr. Poorti Riley, gynecologist; Dr. Saumil Karavadia, urologist; Dr. Reginald Griffin, general surgeon; and Dr. Christian Oraedu, general surgeon.
"We are dedicated to bringing the latest technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques to our community. With the addition of the da Vinci Xi system, our team facilitated surgeries for general surgery, gynecology, and urology this week. The cases we've performed in our first week show the various capabilities of our physicians and our robotics team."
- says Chad Christianson, Ocala Health CEO