The da Vinci Xi® System

Here at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, we utilize innovative, advanced technology to provide the highest level of care possible to our patients.

In recent years, our selection of state-of-the-art medical equipment has expanded to include two new robotic surgical systems:

  • MAKOplasty® (for orthopedic joint replacement procedures)
  • da Vinci Xi® (for urologic and general surgery procedures)

Utilizing robot-assistance technology has a number of benefits, including more precision and control for surgeons, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and quicker recovery times for patients.

What is the da Vinci Xi®? 

The da Vinci Xi® has been in use at Cheyenne Regional since fall 2015. In fact, Cheyenne Regional was the first hospital in Wyoming to offer the da Vinci Xi® system, the newest and most advanced of the da Vinci products.

Over the last decade, the da Vinci system has been used to perform surgeries on about 2.5 million patients worldwide.

“It has in it over 20 years of learning how to enhance surgical performance by creating a natural extension of the surgeons’ eyes and their hands,” said Gary Guthart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intuitive Surgical. (Intuitive Surgical is the developer and manufacturer of da Vinci products.)

How is da Vinci Xi® used for surgery? 

With da Vinci Xi®, Cheyenne Regional surgeons operate through a few small incisions, similar to a traditional laparoscopic procedure.

The da Vinci Xi® is used to operate on urologic conditions that require surgery, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and other kidney disorders. It can also be used for gynecologic, cardiac, thoracic and other general surgeries.

The da Vinci Xi® features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system, highly intuitive controls, and tiny instruments that can bend and rotate to a much greater degree than the human wrist.

Cheyenne Regional surgeon Dr. James Lugg has performed a number of surgeries with the da Vinci Xi® system since its arrival and has been impressed with its abilities.

“Together, the da Vinci system and the doctor work in partnership,” Dr. Lugg said. “The da Vinci translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements directing small surgical instruments inside the patient’s body. The result is that the da Vinci enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control. The da Vinci has a solid track record of good outcomes, which is what you want with a new piece of advanced technology.”

What procedures use the da Vinci Xi®?

If you’re planning to undergo one of the following procedures, talk to your doctor about using the da Vinci Xi® at Cheyenne Regional:

Prostate removal (Prostatectomy)

  • Kidney removal (Nephrectomy)
  • Partial Kidney removal (Partial Nephrectomy)
  • Uterus removal (Hysterectomy)
  • Ovary removal (Oopherectomy)
  • Fallopian Tube(s) removal (Salpingectomy)
  • Hernia repair (umbilical, ventral or incisional)
  • Colon surgery (Colectomy)
  • Gallbladder removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Diseased Adrenal Gland removal (Adrenalectomy)
  • Ureter repair (Ureteral Reimplantation)

Ask about da Vinci Xi® surgery

If you’d like to learn more about what the da Vinci Xi® robotic surgical system can do for you, please fill out the form below. A Cheyenne Regional team member will reach out to you directly to follow up.

Interested in a da Vinci Xi® Surgery?

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