Mountainside leading in robotic surgery solutions with addition of second da Vinci Xi system

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center said it is increasing the availability of minimally invasive surgical options for residents of the Montclair area and beyond with the addition of a second da Vinci Xi robotics system.

The da Vinci Xi is a state-of-the-art robotics platform that can be used for gynecologic, bariatric, urologic, thoracic, colorectal and general surgeries.

“We are committed to advancing and growing our robotics program and surgery options,” Tim O’Brien, CEO at Mountainside Medical Center, said. “Our investment in these technologies attracts new surgeons and specialists to our area, expanding patients’ access to world-class treatments, making it easier than ever for them to receive high-quality care locally.”

During each da Vinci Xi procedure, the surgeon uses 3D magnified imaging to guide the arms of the surgical robot. Magnified imaging and wristed instrumentation allow the surgeon to make precise movements utilizing minimally invasive incisions. The surgeon has complete control of the robotic instrumentation throughout the procedure.

“The da Vinci Xi technology has been revolutionary in the field of surgical treatments,” Dr. Harvey Rainville, surgeon and chair of robotic surgery at Mountainside Medical Center, said.

“Robotic procedures often result in faster recovery times, less post operative pain, reduced formation of scar tissue, as well as smaller surgical incisions compared to traditional surgery options. With the addition of a second da VinciXi platform, our operating teams now have the ability to offer expanded scheduling options to more quickly meet patients’ needs.”