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DHR Health Revolutionizes Women’s Health by Launching New Institute for Robotic Surgery with Two da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems
DHR Health Revolutionizes Women’s Health by Launching New Institute for Robotic Surgery with Two da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems

EDINBURG — This week DHR Health launched the newly created DHR Health Women’s Hospital Institute for Robotic Surgery, an institute equipped with two da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System robots, revolutionizing surgical care for the women of the Rio Grande Valley. As the only hospital in the area fully devoted to all the health needs of women, DHR Health Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in the region with the next generation in robotic surgical equipment completely dedicated to advancing gynecological surgical care at the utmost level. By having the most cutting-edge technology, women in the community will now have the opportunity to experience a minimally invasive surgery in the safest and highest quality of care. “As an OB/GYN, I am excited to offer this state of the art equipment to our patients,” states Dr. Efraim Vela, Chief Medical Officer at DHR Health Women’s Hospital. “Surgeons can perform complex surgeries using smaller surgical incisions and patients will recover faster,” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DHR Health recognizes patients may be fearful when it comes to surgery, which is why providing this minimal contact and safer option is significant for patients. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System allows DHR Health to provide patients with minimally invasive surgical alternatives to open surgery, which provides many benefits. One of the benefits is that it helps reduce contact between the patient and physician. By means of mimicking hand movements through an immersive 3D-HD vision system, the sur geon oper ates from a con sole table a few feet away from the patient allowing him/her to per form com plex pro ce dures with just a few, small inci sions. Additionally, the robotic system helps to keep major gynecological surgery to a minimal incision, meaning patients can go home the same day and avoid hospital overnight stays, eliminating the risk of COVID-19 exposure. "I've used the Robotic da Vinci Surgical System for years now to perform hundreds of gynecological cases with great outcomes. Patients at DHR Health Women's Hospital will benefit from the latest in robotic surgical technology, resulting in the highest quality of care.” states Dr. Rene Luna, OB/GYN and Medical Director at DHR Health Women’s Hospital Institute for Robotic Surgery. “We are very excited to have a robotic surgical program dedicated to the women of the Rio Grande Valley; it's a winning combination for our community.” As the only free-standing women’s hospital in the Rio Grande ...

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