With the purchase of the second state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical
system, PVHMC is the first Hospital in the Inland Empire (IE) to offer robotic surgery in both an
inpatient and outpatient setting.
Certain robotic surgeries that used to be done in the main Hospital operating
room are now performed in the Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion
on the second floor.
“We’re the first Hospital in the IE to offer robotic procedures
on an outpatient basis, including gallbladder surgery, hernia repair,
hysterectomy and other gynecologic surgeries,” said PVHMC Director
of Surgical Services Martha Soto, MSN, RN, CNOR. “The Outpatient
Pavilion offers a comfortable, convenient and more relaxing experience
for patients, in a space filled with natural light and soothing colors.”
The Hospital’s first da Vinci robotic surgical system was moved to
the Outpatient Pavilion and its newest robotic system has been installed
in the main Hospital operating room for larger, more complex cases. Colon
resections, bariatric surgeries, urology surgeries, lung surgeries and
other thoracic procedures can now be done with this minimally invasive
“The new high-definition 3D equipment is the most advanced robotic
technology currently available,” Martha said. “It allows surgeons
deeper access into the abdomen and chest, where they can operate with
better precision through just a few small incisions.”
The new robotic system also provides better maneuverability for the physician
and surgical team, shortening procedure times and minimizing the length
of time a patient is under anesthesia.
“Robotic surgery reduces the patient’s time in the Hospital,
as well as their recovery time, and minimizes many of the costs and complications
of open procedures,” Martha said. “We’re thrilled to
offer it on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.”
For more information on the da Vinci Surgical System at PVHMC, visit pvhmc.org.
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