Rush Foundation Hospital Adds da Vinci Xi Surgical System to Surgical Robotics Capabilities

Rush Foundation Hospital recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. The da Vinci Xi complements the daVinci Si robotic surgical system already in use at Rush. The da Vinci Xi System was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The System 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.

Rush Foundation Hospital is the first institution in the state of Mississippi to use this advanced surgical platform.

Dr. Brooks Gray, general and vascular surgeon at Rush Foundation Hospital performed the first surgery utilizing the new da Vinci Xi at Rush. Dr. Gray says, "The new instrumentation of the Xi provides great access to the entire abdomen, along with excellent visualization. It's definitely cutting edge technology."

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi System expands upon core da Vinci System features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da VinciSystem, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient's body. The Xi System's immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Dr. James Purdy, Medical Director of the Robotic Surgery Program at Rush Foundation Hospital said the da Vinci Xi's Firefly ™ Fluorescence Guidance system provides real-time, image-guided identification of key anatomical structures and blood vessels during surgery. Dr. Purdy performed the first da Vinci Xi hysterectomy in the state of Mississippi and first use of the Firefly technology with a hysterectomy for endometriosis using the Xi platform.

"Fluorescence imaging allows surgeons to see and assess anatomy better than the naked eye, further enhancing the vision, precision and control of minimally invasive surgery. The Firefly technology is especially useful when performing surgery, especially advanced gynecologic procedures such as sacrocolpopexy and treating endometriosis," said Dr. Purdy.

Rush Foundation Hospital is affiliated with Rush Health Systems which headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi with healthcare facilities in East Mississippi and West Alabama. In addition to Rush Foundation Hospital, the organization includes Specialty Hospital of Meridian, Medical Foundation, Inc., Rush Medical Group, Laird Hospital, Union, Mississippi, H.C. Watkins Hospital in Quitman, Mississippi, Scott Regional Hospital in Morton, Mississippi, John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital, DeKalb, MS, and Choctaw General Hospital in Butler, AL.