FORT SMITH, AR (February 18, 2013) – Sparks Health System invites you to see first-hand how state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgical technology operates.
Sparks Regional Medical Center is the exclusive home of the da Vinci Si Surgical System in the River Valley. JeanMarie Householder, M.D., will demonstrate the device during a special “da Vinci Day” drop-in event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, February 22 in the Shuffield Education Center, located on the first floor of Sparks Regional Medical Center. Refreshments will be provided and the public is encouraged to register for the event. Call (479)709-3627 or (877)709-3627 to register to attend. Media members are welcome.
The da Vinci technology allows surgeons to perform complex, delicate operations with increased precision and improved dexterity. During robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon is seated at a console a few feet away from the patient and views an actual image of the surgical site while operating in real-time through tiny incisions using electromechanically-enhanced instruments. With the da Vinci, surgeons can operate four robotic arms with unmatched precision and steadiness.
The da Vinci Si system uses high definition images and 3-dimensional capabilities to provide surgeons the clearest possible picture of the area being operated on. The device provides the ultimate in visualization, ten times more powerful than the human eye.
Patients who undergo surgery with the da Vinci system experience less pain, a reduced risk of infection, a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and a faster return to daily activities, when compared to traditional surgery.
At Sparks, the da Vinci system is currently used by gynecologists practicing at Sparks Obstetrics and Gynecology to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures with smaller, less visible incisions.
For more information about Sparks Health System and the daVinci Surgical System, visit our Robotic Surgery Center.