SEATTLE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the first medical centers in the Northwest to perform robot-assisted surgery, Swedish Medical Center is home to the fastest-growing and most experienced robot-assisted surgical program in the region. Swedish established the multidisciplinary robot-assisted surgical program in 2005 and has since performed more than 2,000 robot-assisted surgeries, more than any other program in the region.
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Currently, Swedish-affiliated surgeons are using the surgical system to perform minimally-invasive urological, gynecological and thoracic surgeries for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer, lung cancer, endometriosis and complex gynecologic reconstruction surgeries.
Swedish Medical Center today announced the addition of two latest-generation da Vinci Si HD Surgical System robots. Swedish will use the new systems to provide surgeons with more precision and dexterity over existing approaches, improving patient treatment and recovery.
"Using the latest da Vinci robotic technology represents another step forward in transforming the surgical experience for patients and surgeons," said Dr. James Porter, medical director of robot-assisted surgery at Swedish Medical Center. "Being a former prostate cancer patient who has undergone a da Vinci prostatectomy, I have experienced firsthand the benefits of this surgical approach in improving the standard of care for patients."
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