Published on October 15, 2018

Milford Regional Acquires Next Generation Robotic Surgical System

Milford Regional Medical Center has acquired the next generation in robotic surgical systems, the da Vinci Xi®. This new, top-of-the-line leader in minimally invasive robotic surgery replaces the da Vinci Si® which the Medical Center introduced to the community in 2013.

The Xi brings robotic-assisted surgery to a whole new level with technological advancements that can be used for more complex types of surgeries that would otherwise involve large-incision surgery, longer hospital stays and post-operative pain. One of the most exciting advances in the new Xi is the ability of the robotic arms and table to automatically adjust and move to virtually any angle and location the surgeon requires. With previous models, the robot would have to be redocked, or moved into the correct surgical position manually. This means a more seamless and quicker surgery with possibly fewer incisions. In addition, the Xi also gives surgeons the ability to complete tasks during surgery that were unavailable before such as stapling within the abdomen and fluorescence imaging, which allows surgeons to see and assess anatomy better than the naked eye. It also helps them assess blood flow to certain tissues.

The list of special features with the new Xi also includes high-definition 3-D visualization, a magnified view of the body, greater dexterity and unmatched precision. Plus, this highly advanced system can make smaller incisions than its predecessor.

"Robotic surgery means enhanced patient safety, less pain, quicker return to their daily lives and better outcomes,” says Patrick McEnaney, MD, chair of Surgery at Milford Regional. “We are very excited about the expanded capabilities the Xi brings to our patients in providing them with the very best in minimally invasive surgery.”

Milford Regional’s expertise in robotic-assisted surgeries include: bariatric, colorectal, general, gynecologic and urologic surgery.  Experts in thoracic surgery will be joining very soon.

For more information on the new daVinci Xi robotic surgical system at Milford Regional, go to




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