MHCS on the Cutting Edge of Surgical Technology

MHCS on the Cutting Edge of Surgical Technology

Memorial Health Care Systems is pleased to announce the upcoming addition to our surgical services, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

The da Vinci Xi is a robotically-assisted surgical system used to further advance the technology in minimally invasive surgery. The robotically assisted surgical technology will be used for many minimally invasive surgical procedures in the areas of gynecology and general surgery.

The da Vinci Xi is the very latest in robotic surgical technology used by surgeons nation-wide. "We are eager to bring this cutting-edge technology to our patients here in Seward," said Memorial Health Care Systems CEO Roger Reamer. "Our family practice physicians see the positive outcomes and quicker recovery times their patients have with robotically assisted surgeries. Starting this Fall, the positive outcomes and quicker recovery already experienced will now be an option for you at a place you know and trust here in Seward." 

The robot allows surgeons to operate through a few small incisions like a traditional laparoscopic procedure. The difference between laparoscopic and robotic is that the surgeon isn't moving the instruments manually and instead uses a console that 'communicates' to multiple robotic arms to translate his/her hand movements into smaller precise movements inside the patient's body. "During a da Vinci procedure, your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, sitting at a console next to you and operating through small incisions using tiny, wristed instruments. The da Vinci systems offers high-definition 3D views for  enhanced vision, dexterity and precision and our patients experience less post operations pain, reduces need for opioids after surgery, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery time, and smaller incisions, thus smaller scars," said Dr. Gregory Heidrick, OBGYN and visiting surgeon for Seward Memorial Hospital. Dr. Heidrick continues, "I've been a visiting specialist for Memorial Hospital for nearly three decades. Their surgical team competencies, equipment, and compassionate patient care that are already being provided will compliment robotic assisted surgeries well. Having completed thousands of robotically-assisted surgeries, I am eager to offer this option to patients in Seward."

We look forward to continue bringing Seward County and surrounding communities minimally invasive surgical options, exceptional quality, and caring experience.