Xi: more versatile with enhanced optics, greater range of motion, wider applications
Beaumont is the first health system in Michigan to use the new Xi robotic-assisted surgical system. Surgeons performed the first procedure July 16 at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.
Says Jason Hafron, M.D., chair, Corporate Robotic Committee and urologist, “The acquisition of two Xi robotic systems demonstrates Beaumont Health System’s commitment to treating its patients with the most advanced minimally invasive surgical technology.”
The Xi surgical system is available at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont, Troy.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April, the Xi robotic-assisted system has a wider range of applications than previous generations of da Vinci systems.
Explains Dr. Hafron, “The new Xi system provides us with the capabilities to perform more complex procedures throughout the abdomen and chest. This includes thoracic, urologic, gynecologic, colorectal, liver and general surgeries.”
Compared to traditional open surgeries, minimally invasive procedures like those performed with a robotically-assisted system, use smaller, keyhole-like incisions. Patients benefit with faster recovery times, less pain/scarring, lower blood loss and a shorter hospital stay.
“Despite all the advances and state-of-the-art equipment, the surgeon still performs the surgical procedure,” emphasizes Dr. Hafron. “The Xi robotic system enhances our abilities with 3D-HD vision, giving us a highly magnified view. Its instruments provide the surgeon greater reach and also increases dexterity and precision. This minimally invasive surgical technology not only assists the medical team, but helps our patients get back to their day-to-day activities much more quickly.”
Features of the new Xi robotic system include:
- Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion.
- Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.
- An overhead instrument arm designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
- A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity.
- An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
Surgery at Beaumont
Beaumont’s Surgery department offers patients the latest minimally invasive technology and treatments, with care provided by highly trained physicians, nurses and technicians. Beaumont offers bariatric; cardiovascular; colon and rectal; ear, nose and throat; eye; gynecological; hand; neurosurgery; oral and maxillofacial; orthopedic; pediatric; plastic; thoracic; trauma; urological and vascular surgery. Beaumont, Royal Oak is one of the highest-volume surgery centers in the country.