Halifax Health Reaches Milestone in Robotic Surgery

  • by lane gauntt
  • October 26, 2022
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (September 20, 2022) Halifax Health is proud to announce its latest milestone in robotic-assisted surgery with 3500 procedures completed using the da Vinci®  Surgical System from Intuitive. With the da Vinci®  Xi, surgeons use the most advanced instrumentation, vision and features to promote operating room efficiency. This leads to reduced blood loss, smaller scars, lower risk of infection and less pain during recovery.

“The robotic arm’s movements are more exact than a human hand, and the range of motion is greater allowing to reach tight spaces,” said Kelly Molpus, MD, and Robotic Steering Committee Chair at Halifax Health. “The camera allows a magnified view of the surgical area that is far superior to the human eye leading to better outcomes for the patient,” continued Molpus.

With over 10 million procedures performed worldwide, da Vinci®  robotic surgery has proven to be effective, safe and beneficial to patients throughout the globe. There are nearly 70 representative clinical uses for da Vinci® systems spanning specialties including urology, gynecology, general surgery, thoracic and bariatric surgery at Halifax Health.

To learn more about the da Vinci®  Surgical System at Halifax Health visit halifaxhealth.org/robotics.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org