St. Anthony Central Hospital physicians will be using the da Vinci for urogynecology, urology, gyn and general surgery beginning in April.Patient benefits can include: significantly less pain, less blood loss, reduces instances of infection, less scarring, shorter recovery time, a quicker return to normal activities and, in many cases, better clinical outcomes.

The da Vinci Si is a technological breakthrough providing surgeons superior 3D visualization, and improved dexterity. It 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
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci Si System, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter Makowski, said, We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery."

da Vincis advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This acquisition compliments our goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, and colorectal surgery.

St. Anthony Central Hospital is a full service 227-bed, acute care hospital and Colorados largest nonprofit Level I trauma center. It also is home of Flight For Life Colorado, the nations first hospital-based critical care air and ground medical ambulance program.

St. Anthony Central is nationally recognized for its renowned programs in trauma, cardiovascular services, oncology, neurosciences and orthopedics. After serving Colorado residents from its current location in Denver for over 117 years, the new St. Anthony Hospital and medical campus currently is under construction in Lakewood, Colorado and is projected to open in late summer, 2011.

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