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Meet Sir Fixalot
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Emanuel Medical Center CEO Lani Dickinson poses for a picture with robot naming contest winner Jasilynn Wright, 8, of Turlock (Photo courtesy of Emanuel Medical Center).

Emanuel Medical Center’s da Vinci Xi Surgical System, used for minimally invasive surgical procedures, has a new name — Sir Fixalot.

The name comes courtesy of Jasilynn Wright, an 8-year-old student at Walter Brown Elementary who won EMC’s robot naming contest. Her entry was selected as the winner out of 200 entries.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

Wright, along with other children who entered the robot naming contest and the community at large, learned about Sir Fixalot during an open house hosted by Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday.

“The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is the pinnacle of minimally invasive surgical technology, providing superior optics, improved ergonomics, and precise instrumentation. The result is smaller scars, faster recovery and better outcomes for patients,” said Lani Dickinson, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center.

The new system offers three-dimensional high definition visualization and allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon. The surgeon is 100-percent in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Other benefits include reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection and less scarring.