Hurley Medical Center Announces First Gallbladder Procedure Using da Vinci Si Surgical System
Posted: January 18, 2013 (photo: Doug Pike)
Flint, Michigan -- Hurley Medical Center is pleased to announce the first gallbladder removal procedure using the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System in our operating room. This is a significant announcement because of the value it offers our surgical staff and those in the community and region we serve.
“Having this amazing da Vinci® Si™ technology is a win-win for Hurley, and only expands our comprehensive scope of surgical services for the patients of Genesee County and beyond. The state of the art robotic procedure results in a more precise removal, lower complication rate, less pain and less discomfort, improving the entire patient and family centered care experience” adds Dr. Michael McCann, DO, FACOS, FACS, Chief of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care at Hurley Medical Center.
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. Here are a few features of the da Vinci® Si™:
- Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
- New optional 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
- Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. “Having the da Vinci Si System enables Hurley to continue to provide the best possible state of the art technology and outcomes for our patients. It is proof of our ongoing commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” says Melany Gavulic, RN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hurley Medical Center.
MEDIA: For interviews with physicians and patients regarding the DaVinci, contact Ilene Cantor, Administrator, Marketing, Community & Public Relations at 810.262.7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurley Medical Center is a 443-bed premier public teaching hospital located in the heart of Genesee County, Michigan. As the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center (Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee Counties), Burn Center, and the highest level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit available in Genesee County, Hurley is a recognized leader in clinical care and education, maintaining affiliations with Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan-Flint, Mott Community College, Henry Ford Health System and Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Detroit. Founded in 1908, Hurley provides patient care for more than 100,000 people annually.