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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Carmel adds da Vinci surgical system

CARMEL, Ind. – The latest in robotic surgery technology has been introduced at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Carmel.

The da Vinci® Si surgical system has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to better outcomes for benefits. They include:

·         Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of the operative field with up to 10 times magnification
·         Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
·         Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even skilled human hands

“These technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control,” said Stephen Wheatley, director of the Carmel hospital. “Those advantages enable use of a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. We believe the new features of the da Vinci Si will help us provide the best possible outcomes and supports our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci can be used for a multitude of procedures. Initially, the Carmel hospital’s da Vinci will be used primarily in gynecological procedures, with plans to expand into general surgery such as gallbladder removal, as well as urologic procedures. Procedures offered now include diagnostic laparoscopy, hysterectomy (uterus removal), myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids), surgical treatment of endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction, treatment of pelvic malignancies, salpingectomy (removal of a Fallopian tube), oophorectomy (ovary removal) among others.

Continuing its 100-year legacy of service in central Indiana, Franciscan St. Francis Health has brought to Carmel a range of inpatient and outpatient services in one location, designed to meet the community’s health care needs both now and into the future.

Franciscan St. Francis-Carmel, located at 12188-B N. Meridian St., offers easy access to treatment and procedures that can be done on an outpatient basis or that require a short inpatient stay.

Patients no longer have to drive to various locations for imaging, lab work, physical therapy and other services. Wait times are shorter, and ample parking is close to the door.