St. Mary Medical Center is well prepared to support the complex environment of advanced surgical procedures used in treating urologic conditions.
Surgeons at St. Mary Medical Center continue to expand upon the clinical capabilities of the da Vinci Si HD® Surgical System acquired by St. Mary in 2010. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is composed of a high-definition, three-dimensional digital viewing system; interactive robotic arms; and specialized miniature surgical instruments. These components enable surgeons to perform complex surgeries in difficult-to-access sites within the body, such as deep inside the pelvic region. Minimally invasive laparoscopy also is available at St. Mary to treat urologic conditions requiring surgery.
A recent Surgical Services expansion added four new Operating Rooms (ORs) to accomodate growing patient volumes in minimally invasive, and robotic-assisted surgery, as well as all general surgeries. The state-of-the-art ORs include a sophisticated software-integration system that is specifically designed to enhance the ability of a surgeon in performing minimally invasive procedures that ultimately result in faster recovery times and lower complication rates.
The new, larger ORs feature a software-driven system that organizes and coordinates the interconnectivity of a range of high-definition imaging and datastorage devices. The system also sets new standards in safety in verifying that correct patient data and images are displayed for each patient and that safety checklists are completed. Powerful digital integration can distribute images and video simultaneously from eight medical devices to up to eight monitors independently. A central storage solution has the ability to transfer data throughout a hospital network and for permanent storage. The advanced also can send an encrypted transmission over the internet for external training and consultation.