Navigation Links
St. John's Hospital Acquires Latest Technology in Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Date:7/23/2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, recently became the only hospital in the Midwest to acquire a dual console da Vinci surgical robot, and one of three hospitals in the United States to purchase the new system.

The da Vinci is the latest robotic-assisted surgery system that gives surgeons an enhanced three-dimensional view of the operative field and greater flexibility to maneuver instruments during a minimally invasive procedure.

With the acquisition in late June of the dual console da Vinci, St. John's aims to be the Midwest leader in training for robotic surgery. The acquisition of the new dual-console da Vinci SI Surgical System will allow greater collaboration for surgeons and enhance teaching opportunities at St. John's Hospital. "With this technology, St. John's will attract the best and the brightest for training," said Bradley Schwartz, MD, the director for laparoscopy and endourology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Patients benefit from robotic surgery as well. Less pain, smaller scars, and a quicker recovery time are all benefits from the da Vinci. "Patients can get back to life faster," said Dave Schwabacher, RN, Robotics Coordinator at St. John's.

The new da Vinci SI was launched nationally in April and provides surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that allow for a minimally invasive approach to many complex surgical procedures.

The da Vinci robot allows a surgeon to operate through a console adjacent to the operating table. Unlike normal laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon has a full-range of motion and the same direct eye-hand instrument alignment found in open surgery. "The advantage to robotic surgery is that surgeons can operate in a very small incision as if our hands are right there," said D
'/>"/>

SOURCE St. John's Hospital
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Johns Hopkins to add Elekta Synergy S(R) to Cancer Treatment Lineup
2. Legendary Earvin Magic Johnson Joins AFL/Signalife Cardiovascular Protection Team
3. Angiotech reaches agreement with Johnson & Johnson to settle outstanding patent litigation
4. Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc Appoints Dr. Johnson Lau and Dr. David Sidransky to Board of Directors
5. Entry of Biogenerics and Decreasing Use of Amgens Epogen and Johnson & Johnsons Procrit Will Cause a $2.8 Billion Decline in the Drug Market for Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia by 2016
6. Johnson & Johnson Announces Changes to Accelerate Growth
7. Drugs from Johnson & Johnson/Basilea and Forest Are the Most Promising Antibiotics in the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Pipeline
8. Johns Hopkins Bayview at Forefront of Expanding Access to MRI With First Install of Siemens New MAGNETOM Verio
9. Vermillion and Johns Hopkins Sign Collaborative Research and License Agreements to Develop Molecular Diagnostic Tests
10. Two-time Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson Joins the Team at CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank to Help Win the Race for Life
11. MultiVu Video Feed: Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, LLC Launches New Training Center to Improve Community-Based Diabetes Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/20/2014)... fuel gets recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton and ... with the related gas radon. A new porous material ... July 20 in Nature Materials shows how: ... not out. , The CC3 material could be ... nuclear fuel or air in buildings and also in ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that an array of novel ... traditional photographic film to record light for distances ... light (for example, distances less than ~600 nm ... as a "nanocamera" whereas the pBNAs are the ... effect (writing and curing) is seen in real ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, Key Companies and ... report from GlobalData, Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market ... the emerging nuclear market and the key factors affecting ... players and their global market share. The market value ... has also been estimated. , To browse a full ...
(Date:7/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: ... development and commercialization of products for the treatment of ... results for the second quarter of 2014 on Thursday, ... The Company will host a conference call at ... which Vanda management will discuss the second quarter 2014 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A noble gas cage 2A noble gas cage 3'Nanocamera' takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength 2Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, Key Companies and Development Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trend to 2030 2Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, Key Companies and Development Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trend to 2030 3Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 7, 2014 2
... www.mchange.org Milwaukee As the highway reconstruction ... leveled at the amount of money, $685,000, spent on a ... , ,The Web site for the Marquette Interchange Project ... a joint venture between the consultants working on the interchange, ...
... sell advertising to competitors of Geico Corp. who use ... court in Virginia has ruled. Advertising based on Web ... Googles business. In the third quarter, about half of ... also called sponsored links. , ,This case involved ...
... companies out there will give you a logo at no cost, ... free Web site. I guess the nextbig thing will be that ... and how are they doing this? , ,The Internet has removed ... issues in real time without the fancy decorum and the big-time ...
Cached Biology Technology:$685,000 too much for construction Web site, critics say 2$685,000 too much for construction Web site, critics say 3Google wins first battle in trademark war 2Free branding? Why not? 2Free branding? Why not? 3
(Date:7/21/2014)... by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of ... the brains of young birds enhance their ability ... development. This period has a parallel to universal ... separate study, the UMass Amherst neuroscientist and colleagues ... the brain,s auditory cortex enhances the representation of ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... runoff is causing problems for the world,s water ... Agency found stormwater runoff to be one of ... rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, bays, and estuaries. ... fish and wildlife populations, foul drinking water, and ... Carolina State University are looking to rain gardens ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication ... in which patients typically lose night and side vision ... also decrease central vision. Current treatments for CME in ... adverse results. , Researchers from the Massachusetts Eye and ... Medicine tested whether the extent of retinal swelling due ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory 2Studying estrogens made by the brain may offer new insights in learning and memory 3Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens 2Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas 2
... have much in common with a Rottweiler, you might be ... a cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia for 33,000 ... domestication and, together with equally ancient dog remains from a ... occurred repeatedly in different geographic locations rather than with a ...
... is available in German . Mate ... animal species. During mating season male testosterone levels rise, ... features. Male bonobos, however, invest much more into friendly ... collide with this increased tendency towards forming pair-relationships. ...
... 26 million Americans with diabetes, drawing blood is the ... invasive and at least minimally painful. Researchers at Brown ... check blood sugar levels by measuring glucose concentrations in ... convergence of nanotechnology and surface plasmonics, which explores the ...
Cached Biology News:Dog skull dates back 33,000 years 2Dog skull dates back 33,000 years 3Bonobos' unusual success story 2Biochip measures glucose in saliva, not blood 2Biochip measures glucose in saliva, not blood 3
Request Info...
Incorporating the innovative InGaAs detection system the Cary 6000i is the worlds most advanced UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer delivering superior signal to noise performance and outstanding sensitivit...
The pYES2 vector is designed for native expression of your protein of interest in S. cerevisiae. It contains the URA3 gene for selection in yeast and 2 origin for high-copy maintenance....
Activating Agents, 7-azabenzotriazol-1-yloxy-tris-(pyrrolidino)phosphonium hexafluorophosphate...
Biology Products: