Citrus Memorial Hospital August 23, 2017

Citrus Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Si Surgical System. The da Vinci Si Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for surgeries in the area of urology, gynecology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

"This is a big win for Citrus County," said Ralph Aleman, Citrus Memorial Hospital CEO. "Robotic surgery gives our patients the potential for shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, less need for pain medication, smaller incisions and faster recovery time."

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest the da Vinci Si System features include wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. The surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted system, which translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient's body. The 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

"We are truly thrilled to be a leader in this field " said Jessica Geddings, Director of Surgical Services at the Inverness hospital. "Our robotics team is training and preparing the operating room for what will be a historic first case at CMH."

Citrus Memorial Hospital anticipates it will perform its first robotic surgery in late September.