April 09, 2024   •   By Kimberly Walton
New system is one of only 14 currently in use worldwide

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is one of two sites in Texas and one of only 14 sites in the world to acquire the brand new da Vinci 5 surgical system, for robotic-assisted surgery. Texas Health Dallas is currently the only hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth with the da Vinci 5 and is the first hospital in Texas to complete a surgical procedure with the new system.

da Vinci 5 surgical team

A da Vinci 5 surgical team at Texas Health Dallas

“We are thrilled to become one of the first health systems in the world to acquire the new da Vinci 5,” said Christopher York, Texas Health Dallas president. “Surgeons who operate at Texas Health Dallas have a great deal of experience in robotic-assisted, minimally-invasive surgery and this new tool reflects our commitment to providing access to high-quality, excellent care for our patients in North Texas and beyond.”

The da Vinci 5 is designed to enhance surgeon precision with the goal of improving patient outcomes. More than 150 new enhancements have been developed to support surgeon autonomy and care team efficiency.

This system enables surgeons to feel more and see more during procedures with a next-generation 3D display and image processing. The da Vinci 5 provides new surgeon controllers, making their movements smoother and more precise. In addition, the new system has innovative features that help streamline surgeon and care team workflow with an optimized user interface.

“While we have been using da Vinci technology at Texas Health Dallas since 2009, the da Vinci 5 will help us expand our surgical program and provide advanced surgical care for our patients,” said Sarah Way, M.D., chief quality and medical officer at Texas Health Dallas. “We will continue to use our existing da Vinci systems alongside the new da Vinci 5. The new system complements our existing robotic surgery technology, which enables surgeons to make smaller incisions which may decrease recovery time.”

As with previous da Vinci models, the da Vinci 5 can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Patient benefits may include reduced trauma to the body, shorter hospital stays, reduced blood loss, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection and less scarring.

“This system is a step forward in robotic surgery,” said Quanita Crable, M.D., an OB-GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas and the hospital’s first medical director for women’s robotic surgery. “The system allows for smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body while performing complex procedures. I was honored and excited to be the first surgeon at Texas Health Dallas to use the da Vinci 5.”

“At Texas Health Dallas we’re continually looking at advances in technology to enhance the care we provide our community,” said Tiffany Northern, chief operating officer. “As a Level 1 trauma center, we care for everyone from complex traumas to major cardiac events. We look forward to using the new system to continue to fulfill our Mission of improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”

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Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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