West Hills Hospital
March 27, 2017

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, announces that advanced robotic procedures can be performed, close to home, on the da Vinci Xi. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System encompasses the most advanced robotic, computer and optical technology in the world, and is used to assist surgeons with operations where movements are controlled by the surgeon. It has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system that is highly magnified, allowing the surgeons to have complete control, enhanced vision and precision in motion.

The da Vinci Xi has broader capabilities than its predecessors, including a new overhead instrument arm designed to move at any position, a new endoscope that improves definition and clarity, the ability to attach the endoscope to any arm to help refine the surgical site, smaller arms for greater range of motion, and longer instrument shafts for greater operative reach.

Compared to a conventional open operation, where a large incision is used to access the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi is available to offer surgical intervention with faster recovery, less blood loss, less need for pain medicines, and smaller incisions with minimal scarring. Since its introduction to the medical field, da Vinci Xi has greatly reduced the recovery period for many operations, allowing a quicker return to normal activities, and with far less pain. Dr. Frank Candela and Dr. David Schreier, both general and laparoscopic surgeons at West Hills Hospital, are utilizing the da Vinci Xi for many of their cases.

“Having the da Vinci Xi in the operating room has brought another aspect of care at West Hills Hospital to the cutting edge of technology”, said Dr. Candela. “The robotic assistance of the da Vinci Xi, has played an instrumental role in allowing Dr. Schreier and myself to provide state of the art approaches to  operations such as hernia repair and colon surgery.  We’re excited to let the community know that this technology is available to them, and that patients are going to realize the benefits of this advanced approach, especially in terms of rapid recovery after surgery.”

About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit West Hills Hospital.