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:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Terascala, the industry ... that Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product ... as vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined ... NetApp create the highest performance and most reliable solutions ... to guide Terascala’s channel expansion and broaden its product ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Montreal, QC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... comfort and convenience. This rejuvenating device now comes with a ... that develops over time. , The new cup is thinner ... This design works to target rough, thin and uneven surfaces ... original firm cup for a stimulating treatment on areas such ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Kainos Capital, a firm specializing in acquiring and managing ... acquired the Slim-Fast brand from Unilever. Unilever will retain ... transaction were not disclosed. Slim-Fast is a ... ready-to-drink shakes, powders, bars and snacks to retail customers ... the United Kingdom and Ireland.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 -- According to the International Atomic Energy ... comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium ... crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes ... involved gram-level quantities, which can be challenging to ... a new study appearing this week in the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Terascala Expands Executive Team 2Terascala Expands Executive Team 3Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2Kainos Capital Acquires Slim-Fast From Unilever 2Sensitive detection method may help impede illicit nuclear trafficking 2
... 26 Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: OXBO) ... sites in Israel for the planned Phase II dose ... Oxycyte is the company,s perfluorocarbon (PFC) therapeutic oxygen carrier. ... planned for Switzerland."Israeli physicians are excited to be able ...
... 26 Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ), a specialty ... the respiratory market, today reported financial results for the year ended December ... Full-Year 2008 Net Revenues more than doubled ... , , , ...
... LASIK Surgeons directory service and website at www.TrustedLASIKSurgeons.com ... seeking to improve their vision and find a highly ... attaining 20-20 vision. What sets the Trusted LASIK ... that only those who are among the best in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Adds Oxycyte TBI Clinical Trial Sites in Israel 2Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 2Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 3Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 4Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 5Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 6Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 7Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 8Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 9Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 10Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 11Cornerstone Therapeutics Reports Year Ended December 31, 2008 Financial Results 12Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 2Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 3Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 4Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 5Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 6Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 7Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes LASIK Expert William Mathers, M.D. of the Casey Vision Correction Center in Portland, Oregon, to Its LASIK Directory 8
(Date:7/11/2014)... explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental ... formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two ... Nature Communications . , "The new knowledge ... water oxidation, which are key components for building ... solar energy in fuels like hydrogen, ethanol or ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... under the normal circumstances, astrocytes participate in ... environment, and exhibit therapeutic and repairing effects ... studies have found that nerve cells differentiated ... have reduced viability, which produces influences on ... Kailuan General Hospital, Hebei United University, China ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and other major cities in New ... with treated municipal wastewater rather than precious potable water ... than 40% of all golf courses receive treated effluent. ... , Additionally, golf courses and homeowners alike fertilize ... in fertilizer is nitrate. A New Mexico State University ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis 2'Tailored' water -- the latest in lawn care 2
... of grapes (Vitis vinifera) chiefly to make wine, is an ... from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. We have a ... grape harvest leading to the concept of terroir (the range ... nature of the grapes themselves has been less well understood ...
... CRUZ, CA-- No human can survive longer than a few ... gulps of air. Our brains need a constant supply of ... seals, animals that dive and hunt under the Antarctic sea ... minutes, and remain active and mentally alert the whole time. ...
... HOUSTON (Dec. 18, 2007)Researchers at The University of ... between genes regulating glucose metabolism and spina bifida. The ... from parents and their children with that birth defect. ... dozen genes that take part in glucose metabolism to ...
Cached Biology News:Plant geneticists find veritas in vino 2Plant geneticists find veritas in vino 3Why diving marine mammals resist brain damage from low oxygen 2Why diving marine mammals resist brain damage from low oxygen 3Why diving marine mammals resist brain damage from low oxygen 4UT-Houston's Northrup and colleagues uncover genetic link to spina bifida 2
...
MOUSE ANTI BOVINE WC1:FITC Immunogen: Bovine lymphocytes...
... kit contains the basic components required for ... natural and recombinant Feline IL-10 in cell ... sufficient materials to run ELISAs on approximately ... conditions are met: The assay is ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: