Skagit Regional Health to launch robotic surgical service in September
MOUNT VERNON – Skagit Regional Health will be the first healthcare system north of Everett to offer the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. This advanced, robotic-assisted technology is used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and will be offered starting in September.
The Skagit Regional Health Board of Commissioners in May approved the purchase of the $2 million system that is optimized for surgeries in the areas of general surgery, gynecology, and urology.
The da Vinci® Xi™ will be available at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon to general surgeons who are trained to use the robotic computer and optical technologies that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures through small incisions as an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The program will grow in the future to include urologists, OB/GYNs and other specialists.
“We are truly thrilled to be a leader in this field and look forward to continuing to bring technology and services, including these minimally invasive surgical options, to the patients we serve,” said Brian Ivie, President and Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Regional Health. “The robotic-assisted system is shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce recovery time and shorten hospital stays.”