In a persistent effort to strengthen its position in humanoid robot market, Adena Health System has apparently declared its plan of expanding its robotic surgery program at the Adena Regional Medical Center. The Southern Ohio headquartered healthcare service provider has recently completed the purchase of advanced da Vinci Xi and da Vinci X surgical robots for performing critical operations.
The company’s Robotic Surgery Program, for the record, began in the year 2012 with one da Vinci Si system. In less than half a decade, this program by the humanoid robot market unicorn has pegged the prestigious title of ‘Epicenter of Excellence’, which allegedly is received by only five hospitals in Ohio. Sources claim that as on today, Adena proudly boasts of performing almost 25 types of robot assisted surgeries. Its flagship Robotic Surgery Program has already gained the support of 10 healthcare professionals and has reached the 2000-surgery milestone, cite sources.
The da Vinci X and da Vinci Xi systems, for the uninitiated, were designed to advance the technology for minimally invasive surgery. Endorsed with features like enhanced visual definition with endoscope, versatile anatomical access, and longer arms to increase the operative reach, these systems nowadays are widely deployed across a diversified range of minimally invasive treatments including the likes of colorectal, urology, gynecology, hepatobiliary, and even general surgery. Having identified the potential contribution of these systems in augmenting humanoid robot industry demand, Adena may have taken the decision of installing the same in its operation theatres, claim experts.
According to the Times-Journal, Adena Heath System has been a forerunner in minimally invasive healthcare treatments, bringing latest surgical advancements close to patients. Its latest decision of integrating next generation surgical robots in its operating rooms seems to be along the similar lines. The CEO of Adena, Mr. Jeff Graham appears to be quite optimistic with the upgradation and has been quoted saying that through this expansion, Adena is trying to enhance the access of advanced technologies for its inhouse clinicians.