Robotic Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, you may be a candidate for a breakthrough surgical technology that is available at Milford Regional Medical Center. The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and provides a minimally invasive approach for complex surgical procedures. This system is at the forefront of surgical science and provides patients with the most precise and safe surgical experience available.

Milford Regional introduced the da Vinci Si™ Robotic Surgical System to the community in 2013. Since then, hundreds of our patients have benefited from robotic-assisted surgery. We are now one of the first hospitals in the region to acquire 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™.

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.

Some of the Xi’s advanced technologies include:

A new overhead architecture that allows for greater range of motion and reach-  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.

Expanded task capabilities- The Xi™ gives surgeons the ability to complete tasks during surgery that were unavailable before such as stapling within the abdomen.

Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging System- This new imaging technology, which utilizes near infrared imaging, enables surgeons to see and assess anatomy better than the naked eye. Using a special video camera and glowing dye, surgeons are able to identify certain important structures and assess vessels and blood flow to certain tissues.

Improved visual definition and clarity- The Xi™ includes improved high-definition 3-D vision, a magnified view of the body, greater dexterity and unmatched precision.

Less invasive surgery- Though it’s hard to believe, this highly advanced system makes smaller incisions than its predecessor.

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Specialties Using Robotic Surgery

Potential Benefits for You

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and trauma to the body
  • Less risk of infection and complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Robotic Surgery Patient Stories

Linda Mozeak robotic hysterectomy patient

Read stories from several of our patients who have experienced robotic surgery at Milford Regional.

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