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Houston Methodist West Hospital to Host Hands-on Demonstration of Newest Surgical Robot

Katy, TX – November 16, 2016 The West Houston community is invited to join Houston Methodist West surgeons and the Girl Scouts for a hands-on demonstration of the new da Vinci Xi surgical robot on Monday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Houston Methodist West Sky Plaza. Houston Methodist West is the only facility in the Energy Corridor to acquire this latest piece of surgical technology.

During this one-hour event, we will explain the background of the da Vinci Xi robot and the impact it will have on minimally invasive surgeries. Attendees will then have a chance to use the robot to complete simple tasks, followed by a group Q&A.

“There is a constant transformation in technology surrounding surgery,” said Wayne Voss, chief executive officer of Houston Methodist West. “The da Vinci Xi is a great example of how we are committed to leading medicine in the West Houston and surrounding communities by providing the tools our surgeons need to deliver unparalleled safety, quality, growth and innovation.”

Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery that uses a robotic interface to control surgical instruments. With this specially designed system, the surgeon gets a magnified, three-dimensional view of the surgical area and is able to maneuver instruments more precisely during complex and delicate procedures.

At Houston Methodist West, our specially trained and credentialed surgeons are leaders in robotic surgery. Since its introduction a few years ago, robotic surgery has been used in thousands of procedures, proving its safety and effectiveness. Patients benefit from the least invasive, safest surgical treatment for even the most complex conditions. Compared to open surgery, robotic-assisted surgery results in less trauma to the body, less risk of infection, less blood loss and need for blood transfusions, significantly less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery and return to normal activities.

Please RSVP at events.houstonmethodist.org/DaVinciXi to try your hand at the new da Vinci Xi surgical robot.

 

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