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Sir Fixalot completes 100 surgeries at EMC
Emanuel robot
The da Vinci Xi, designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, has been used in 100 procedures since coming to Emanuel Medical Center at the end of 2018 (Photo contributed).

Toward the end of 2018, Emanuel Medical Center debuted their da Vinci Xi Surgical System with the aim of improving the efficiency needed in minimal invasive surgery. Now, just a few months later, the hospital reached a milestone when the system was used in the 100th surgery.

The da Vinci Xi – recently named Sir Fixalot by 8-year-old Jasilynn Wright, who won Emanuel’s Robot Naming Contest – is designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. It 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.

“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 surgical 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 patient 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.

Emanuel Medical Center has been utilizing robotic-assisted surgeries for orthopedic procedures for more than a year, and acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to help make minimally invasive surgery options a reality for more people.