Published: 19 Dec 2019
Wellington will soon be receiving its first da Vinci Xi, a state-of-the-art surgical robot at Wakefield Hospital.
Controlled by the surgeon via a console, the da Vinci Xi surgical system enables trained surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area.
“The da Vinci Xi robot is the top-of-the-line model, and will be the second Xi model in New Zealand.
Having this leading technology available in Wakefield Hospital is a major milestone for our surgeons who will use the robot, and patients who will benefit from its use during minimally invasive procedures,” says Dr Coleman.
The da Vinci Xi robot is widely used in specialities such as urology, gynaecology, and general surgery.
“The benefit of the da Vinci Xi robot is the precision, accuracy and range of motion it provides – improving both surgery and recovery for patients,” says Dr Coleman.
With over six million da Vinci patients worldwide, and a da Vinci surgeon starting a new procedure every 36 seconds worldwide, it is clear that surgical specialities are increasingly moving towards robotic surgery.
Wakefield Hospital is the fifth Hospital in New Zealand to purchase a da Vinci surgical robot, with the other robots located in Auckland, Christchurch, and Tauranga.
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About Acurity Health Group
One of New Zealand’s leading private providers of healthcare services, Acurity owns and operates Wakefield and Bowen Hospitals in Wellington, and Royston Hospital in Hawke’s Bay.
They also have investments in Endoscopy Auckland, Laparoscopy Auckland, Grace Hospital Tauranga, Proactive, and Birthcare Auckland.
About the Wakefield Hospital redevelopment
Work began on a $100m plus redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital in June this year.
The redevelopment of the Hospital will be completed in two stages. Stage one includes the construction of parking, medical imaging, and consulting suites.