Nicklaus Children's Acquires Latest Robotic Surgery Equipment

Published on: 10/22/2015

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, has become the first pediatric hospital in Florida to acquire the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, which can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including general pediatric, urologic, thoracic, cardiac and gynecologic surgery.
 

The da Vinci Xi system offers a three-dimensional high-definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified offering surgeons a close-up view of the surgical site. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movement of the human wrist.

“We are delighted to offer the latest, most advanced version of the da Vinci robotic system to the surgeons on our medical staff. It is part of our commitment to optimizing patient care and surgical excellence,” said Jackie Gonzalez, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Nicklaus Children’s.
 

Pediatric general surgeons and urologic surgeons on the medical staff of Nicklaus Children’s will use the equipment for a variety of procedures. Physicians on the staff include several who are among the most experienced in the region in performing robotic surgery.
 

The da Vinci system supports a less-invasive technique than traditional surgery. Procedures are always performed entirely by a surgeon. After the surgical site is accessed through tiny incisions, the da Vinci system translates the surgeon’s hand movement into smaller, more precise actions of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.  Benefits generally associated with da Vinci surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced complications
  • Reduced need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced scarring


For more information on the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, please visit www.davincisurgery.com

For more information about minimally invasive surgery options at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org

Dr. Rafael Gosalbez, Pediatric Urologist and Director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital poses with the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

Dr. Rafael Gosalbez, Pediatric Urologist and Director of the Division of Pediatric Urology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital poses with the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System.


Dr. Fuad Alkhoury, pediatric surgeon and member of the medical staff at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital poses with the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

Dr. Fuad Alkhoury, pediatric surgeon and member of the medical staff at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital poses with the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

 


About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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