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New da Vinci Xi Surgical System Improving
Treatment, Recovery for Colon Cancer Patients
Saint Joseph Hospital Now Offering da Vinci Xi System for Colorectal Surgery

Lexington, Ky. (March 7, 2016) — Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is now offering the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a newly-updated robotic surgery that is particularly safe and effective for colorectal surgeries. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and this surgical system will help colon cancer patients experience quicker recovery times and less pain than ever before.
“This new system solves many problems previously encountered by colorectal surgeons,” said Chris Robb, director of surgical services, KentuckyOne Health. “The da Vinci Xi System allows for safer, quicker and less invasive surgeries.”
The da Vinci system debuted 10 years ago and largely revolutionized minimally-invasive surgeries. Using a console, surgeons control in real-time the equipment being used on the patient, offering surgeons precision and vision far beyond what’s offered by the human body alone.
The new da Vinci Xi Surgical System was designed to further advance the technology. Multi-quadrant surgery can now be performed without repositioning the system or the patient, an innovation long sought by surgeons who perform complex procedures.
“The challenge with older robot systems used in colorectal surgery was that they involved lots of movement of the internal body systems,” said Robb. “With this new technology, surgeons can operate on the entire section without undocking the system or repositioning the patient. Now, everything can happen simultaneously so that we don’t lose valuable surgical time.”
The da Vinci Xi System is more flexible and has a greater range of motion than previous da Vinci versions. Therefore, it gives surgeons an enhanced level of comfort, while also minimizing the margin for error.

“Ultimately, this new technology improves outcomes for patients, which is the most important objective,” said Robb.
The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used for gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. The da Vinci Xi is also in use at Saint Joseph East and University of Louisville Hospital, both part of KentuckyOne Health. To learn more about robotic surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital, call 859.967.5000.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.


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Monday, March 07, 2016