Robotic-Assisted Surgery Optimizes the Patient Experience

Skagit Regional Health is the first healthcare system north of Everett to offer the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. This advanced, robotic-assisted technology is used for a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The robotic-assisted system is shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce recovery time and shorten hospital stays.

Performing Complex Procedures Through Small Incisions

davinci-robotic-surgery-complex-procedures-small-incisionsThe da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System is housed at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon and is accessible for patients across the Skagit Regional Health system needing a robotic surgery procedure offered by our specialty trained surgeons. Each surgeon offering robotic surgery is specially trained to use the robotic computer and optical technologies, completing many hours of practice and specialized education. These advances in surgical techniques allow our surgeons to perform complex procedures through small incisions as an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The robotic surgery program will grow in the future to include urologists, gynecologists and other specialists.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Abdominal Surgeries

Skagit Regional Health's robotic-assisted surgery areas of specialization include:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • GERD surgery
  • Hernia surgery

Benefits of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

The benefits of the robot-assisted surgery include:

  • 3D high-definition camera capability
  • Faster recovery
  • Less invasive surgery
  • Enhanced view of the entire surgical area
  • Precise technique
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions - less than one-inch wide

For More Information About Robotic Surgery

To learn more about the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, please contact one of the team members at Skagit Regional Health at 360-428-2500. We can answer your questions or assist you in making an appointment with one of our robotic surgeons.