Desert Valley Hospital Celebrates Installation of the da Vinci Robot

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– Imagine entering the hospital for invasive cardiac surgery, returning to normal activities within a short period of time, and resuming work in a matter of weeks. It sounds amazing but thanks to the new da Vinci Robotic Surgical System it is entirely possible. Desert Valley Hospital recently acquired this groundbreaking new system and it is already in successful operation.

According to Dr. Margaret Peterson, CEO, “The da Vinci robotic system provides the most advanced and safe technique of minimally invasive surgery.  We are pleased to be able to offer our patients this leading-edge technology. Our highly-skilled surgeons now have an additional resource and our surgical patients will have a safe and less invasive experience that will allow them to return to their normal activities more quickly.”

The da Vinci Robot provides doctors with superior vision due to its 3-D capability and allows the surgeon to control four laparoscopic arms which result in increased precision, dexterity and improved access. It has achieved positive results in urologic, cardiovascular, vascular, gynecologic surgery and more.  According to Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci, roughly 3,000 peer-reviewed studies have been published demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System and it is currently being used in more than 2,025 hospitals worldwide.

“We’re very excited at Desert Valley Hospital to offer an amazing procedure that allows patients to resume their daily functions a lot quicker after surgery, often going back to work within a few weeks of their operation. The da Vinci robot also assists with surgeries and offers the patient an alternative to open and traditional laparoscopic surgeries and is another example of our commitment to bringing the best possible healthcare to the High Desert communities,” stated Dr. Peterson.

Desert Valley Hospital is a 148-bed acute care hospital located in Victorville, CA and has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation seven times by Truven Health Systems, formerly Thomson Reuters.

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