Good Samaritan Hospital today announced the purchase of a second da Vinci Xi Surgical System, an advanced robotic technology allowing for minimally invasive procedures and a faster recovery from a variety of routine and complex surgeries. The new system expands Good Samaritan Hospital’s robotic surgery program, which started in 2010.

With two da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems available, Good Samaritan’s team of robotic surgery physicians can perform general, gynecology, urology and thoracic surgeries using the most advanced technology. The high-definition, 3D system allows surgeons to operate through just a few small incisions with enhanced precision and control. During a robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at the da Vinci console to view a magnified operating field, and uses EndoWrist instruments to access the surgical site.

Compared to traditional open surgery, robotic surgery patients experience a lower risk of infection, less scarring and blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay.

“Robotic surgery offers so many advantages to both patients and to surgeons. Not only do patients have far faster recoveries than with traditional surgery, but there is minimal trauma to surrounding tissues, organs and nerves, and much less pain,” said Dr. Kristine Borrison, Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. “Using a da Vinci System, surgeons have unmatched precision through a high definition vision system and instruments that offer more range of motion than a human wrist.”

Robotic surgeries currently performed at Good Samaritan include hysterectomy, prostatectomy, nephrectomy, hernia repair, colon resection, and lung resection.

“This additional da Vinci System offers patients more surgical options,” said Joe DeSchryver, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “We are committed to providing our patient community with the most innovative advances in medical care through our investments in technology.”

For more information about robotic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, please visit our robotic surgery page.

About Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Afib Center and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit, Good Samaritan Hospital.