ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – (June 24, 2020) – Northside Hospital is expanding its surgical options with the da Vinci XI Surgical System. “This advanced technology will provide an opportunity for us to expand surgical options for residents in our community and increase our service capabilities to allow our community residents to seek care close to home,” said Valerie Powell-Stafford, Northside Hospital CEO. This innovative technology enhances the surgeon’s ability to offer minimally invasive surgery across a broader range of patients, thereby may enable patients to recover more quickly and experience fewer complications.
Other potential benefits of da Vinci Surgery include:
· Enhanced high‐definition 3D vision with up to 10x magnification, which provides the surgeon with superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
· Unparalleled precision and dexterity provided by the system’sEndoWrist ® instrumentation, which provides a full range of motion, mimicking the twist of the human wrist
· The ability to adapt and optimize exposure of the critical tissue planes
Allen Campbell was the first patient to have surgery at Northside Hospital with this da Vinci XI Surgical System. “In 2016 I had hernia surgery and it was a 3 month recovery. My hernia surgery done robotically at Northside Hospital was only a 6 week recovery. I was back to normal in half the time.The care I was given at Northside Hospital was the best I had ever received. Once I was feeling better, my fiancé and I had pizza delivered to the unit I was on. I believe you help people who help you. From nursing to housekeeping to food services, all of the caregivers at Northside Hospital were awesome!”
To learn more about Northside Hospital’s Robotics program or to schedule an interview please contact Carrie Johnson, Marketing Director, at 727-521-5265.
About Northside Hospital
Serving the community since 1976, Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment, a 24-hour emergency department, and general surgery. As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing and caregivers to serve our growing community. Northside Hospital was the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and has been nationally-recognized as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care by The Joint Commission. We have been nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group and our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020. With campus-based specialized services, such as the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the St. Petersburg community.