UPMC Altoona Introduces Newest Technology In Surgery

UPMC Altoona has unveiled a new a new robotic surgical system.
Hospital president Jerry Murray says the da Vinci Si Surgical System  has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits.

Here are a few features of the da Vinci Si:
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
Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort
Simulation for training in an immersive virtual environment
Firefly™ Fluorescence Imaging for real-time anatomy identification using infrared guidance
"Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures," Murray said.

"We believe that the new da Vinci Si will help us provide the best possible outcomes and confirms our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery."

da Vinci's advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This complements UPMC Altoona's goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: hysterectomy, myomectomy, colorectal, gallbladder and other general surgery procedures.

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