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At the DMH Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, we are changing the way people think about surgery by presenting surgical options for a variety of procedures that offer distinct benefits for the patient.

In December 2006, Decatur Memorial Hospital acquired the revolutionary daVinci® Robotic Surgical System enabling surgeons the ability to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. In September 2011, Decatur Memorial Hospital upgraded this robotic-assisted surgical system to the new da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System third generation technology.

Through the utilization of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System the DMH Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery provides a comprehensive offering of surgical advancements.

The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Some of the features of the da Vinci® Si™ include:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision operative field with up to ten times magnification
  • Optional dual console allows a second surgeon to provide assistance
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
  • Updated and simplified user interface to enhance operating room efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort.

Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures in Decatur only at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. It can be used for a multitude of procedures including: hysterectomy, prostatectomy and colorectal surgery. This acquisition complements Decatur Memorial Hospital’s goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.

For more information, contact the DMH Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at 217-876-2558.