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Home > Medical News > News Releases > Mercy Medical Center Adds New da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

Medical Center Adds New da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

World’s Most Advanced System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Springfield, MA--Mercy Medical Center has added the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, a platform for minimally invasive surgery that utilizes the most advanced robotic technology to enhance surgical capabilities and serve as an alternative to many traditional, open surgeries and conventional laparoscopic procedures. With the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, Mercy surgeons are able to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with remarkable precision. Mercy Medical Center is the only hospital in the area to offer this state-of-the-art technology.

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. Features of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System include:

  • Enhanced 3 dimensional, high definition vision of operative field with up to 10 times magnification
  • New optical 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
  • An additional robotic “arm” that expands the types of procedures that can be performed

These technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control, enabling a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. “Mercy Medical Center is committed to clinical excellence and providing our community with access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery. We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si system will help us provide the best possible outcomes for our patients and surgeons,” said Scott Wolf, DO, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Mercy Medical Center.

Mercy surgeons also have the benefit of training on a daVinci Skill Simulator, a virtual-reality training simulator that allows surgeons to practice their skills and master the robotic surgical system, using virtual needles and other objects instead of actual instruments. “It can almost be thought of as ‘x-box’ for surgeons, allowing surgeons to become more familiar with the system, practice their skills and ‘warm up’ for surgery by re-familiarizing themselves with the console,” said Dr. Wolf.

The da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System’s advanced level of technology, coupled with the daVinci Skills Simulator, takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. “Mercy’s investment in this technology reflects the Medical Center’s commitment to the very best patient outcomes and to supporting Mercy surgeons with the very best tools available,” said David Kelley, MD, Chief of Urology and Chief of Surgery, Mercy Medical Center.

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