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Gateway adds da Vinci® Si™ Surgery System to Women’s Health Program
Remarkable ‘robot’ technology means less scarring and significantly faster recovery
Granite City, IL, August 2, 2011
Gateway Regional Medical Center is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to its women’s health program and to the community. This is a significant arrival because of the value it offers the surgical staff and women in the communities served by Gateway Regional.
The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. These include:
Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort
Together, these technological advancements provide the hospital’s surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci Si System, Chief Executive Officer Mark Bethell said, "We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery."
According to Dr. Michael Scharff, board certified OBGYN at Gateway, "The da Vinci is an excellent choice for procedures such as hysterectomies. It is an important addition to our Women’s Health Program and fosters less scarring and a faster recovery so patients can get back to the things they love."
da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This acquisition compliments Gateway Regional’s goal of continually improving technology and services to provide top-notch health care for the community it serves.
About Gateway Regional Medical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center is a 382 bed hospital with a 100 bed behavioral health unit. Located in Granite City, GRMC and its predecessors have served the community for over 100 years. Gateway is home to The Bone & Joint Center and is the area’s leader in joint replacement surgery and recovery. With a medical staff of over 150 physicians, Gateway Regional provides a very broad range of services, including emergency services, orthopedics, home health and hospice, occupational health, and women and newborn services. For more information about Gateway Regional Medical Center, call (618) 798-3000.