Leading the Way in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
The Frank E. & Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program at Jupiter Medical
Center is one of the most comprehensive programs in the area, and offers
leading technology of the da Vinci® Xi™ . The recent introduction
of the Xi™ system established Jupiter Medical Center as one of the 1st facilities in the world to possess this technology and in 2017, we acquired
a second system to further enhance our robotic surgery capabilities. If
thoracic surgery is recommended to treat lung cancer or another thoracic
condition, you may be a candidate for the minimally invasive da Vinci® surgery.
The da Vinci® Xi is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable
complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The da Vinci Xi™
consists of an ergonomic surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart
with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance 3D/HD vision system
and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments with Intuitive® motion.
During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at the system console next to
the patient, and has a 3D view inside the patient’s body while controlling
the robot’s four arms in real time.
The system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger actions
into precise movements with the da Vinci’s miniaturized instruments.
Patients realize tremendous benefit with minimally invasive robotic surgery,
including fewer complications, less blood loss, lower risk of infection,
shorter hospital stay, less pain, and faster return to normal quality
of life. “Our investment in the most technologically advanced surgical
equipment available, the da Vinci® Xi™ , speaks to our commitment
to transform patient care,” says Dr. Lee, “and our desire
to build a hopeful future for cancer care in South Florida.”