Published on October 22, 2018

Pella Regional Upgrades to da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

da Vinci XiPELLA, Iowa— Surgery at Pella Regional Health Center has recently installed the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. The system will continue to be offered across a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the areas of gynecology, urology and general surgery. Patients benefit from less pain and scarring, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and quicker return to previous activity levels.

The newer system expands upon core features including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion and an ergonomic design. The surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.

Key features include:

  • Overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • Endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity.
  • Ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with joints that offer a greater range of motion.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

“Robotically-assisted surgery has become the standard of care at Pella Regional for many of our procedures. We first started working with the robot in 2010, the first in central Iowa to offer this minimally invasive approach,” said Dr. Matt Morgan, general surgeon at Pella Regional. “While the robot is an amazing tool, it is still just that – a tool. The dedicated robotics team we have here at Pella Regional has performed surgery with the robot for more than 8 years doing well over 1,500 procedures. The years of experience we have in working with this tool is instrumental in getting our patients feeling better with the best quality outcomes.”