VA Northern California Health Care System
Da Vinci Xi Robot
Veterans suffering from Prostate, Kidney and Colon Cancer now have the latest FDA approved Robotic Surgery System Available
SACRAMENTO, Calif. VA Northern California Health Care System was one of the first in the Sacramento area to acquire the newest FDA approved version of Intuitive Surgicals Robot, the Da Vinci Xi. The robotic surgical system will help physicians perform advanced surgeries on Veterans with kidney, prostate, and colon cancer.
Sacramento VA Medical Center is currently performing minimally invasive surgery with urology and colorectal departments. The robotic surgery system enables us to perform surgical procedures that traditionally required large incisions; now with the robot, only a few small incisions are required, said Dr. Stanley Yap, Urologist, Chief of Robotic Surgery at the Sacramento VA Medical Center. With finer dissection through the capabilities of the robotic arms, we can perform these surgeries with less blood loss and less pain - thus allowing Veterans to go home sooner.
Later in the year more Veterans in VA Northern California Health Care System will have access to the robotic surgery system such as: General Surgery, Ears Nose & Throat, and Gynecology.
This newest technology helps our Veterans have better post-surgical outcomes and return back to their lives, said Yap. We are excited about advancements in our surgery department and that we can offer our Veterans the very best care right here in Sacramento.