UVM Medical Center launches second robot to assist in surgery
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - More patients are getting robotic-assisted surgeries in Vermont thanks to another machine.
The University of Vermont Medical Center added another Da Vinci XI Robotic Surgical System. It helps in gynecological, urological, thoracic and colorectal procedures.
Now, the state’s largest hospital system has two.
“Robotic-assisted surgery has become the standard for many procedures due to benefits such as shortened recovery times and hospital stays, as well as improved outcomes for our patients,” Dr. Patrick Bender, the UVM Medical Center’s chief quality officer, said in a statement. “Adding a second Da Vinci surgical system will not only help UVM Medical Center meet increased patient demand for a variety of surgical procedures, it is also in line with our mission as a teaching hospital and essential to our ongoing efforts to recruit talented surgeons, nurses and other clinical staff.”
Hospital leaders say this will more than double the number of surgeries that can be done each year, and it comes with shortened recovery times for patients and shorter hospital stays.
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