Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system. The hospital is asking local community members to put on their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot.
The entry form can be accessed at www.mountainsidehosp.com/robot. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021. A panel of judges comprised of hospital employees and physicians will choose winners based on creativity and originality. The winner wil be contacted, and the winning entry will be announced to the public no later than Friday, June 14, 2021.
Name the Robot Contest Rules:
· The contest is open to all ages
· Multiple entries per person are acceptable
· Deadline for submission is Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
The hospital has offered robotic–assisted surgeries for a decade. This new da Vinci Xi gives patients a minimally invasive option for general surgery procedures.
“The da Vinci Xi System provides an alternative to open surgery that reduces a patient’s length of stay and lowers the risk of complications associated with open procedures,” says Tim O’Brien, chief executive officer. “This advanced technology provides Mountainside with the ability to make minimally invasive surgery our standard of care.”
Other potential benefits of the da Vinci Xi System include shorter hospital stays, fewer blood loss, faster recovery and smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring.
“One of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery is the decreased amount of scar tissue after surgery,” says Harvey Rainville, M.D., robotic and general surgeon at Mountainside Medical Center. “There tends to be much less scar formation inside of the abdomen after robotic procedures compared to traditional procedures.”
Robotic surgery is available in several sub-specialties including urology, colorectal, gynecology and thoracic surgery.
To learn more about robotic surgery at Mountainside Medical Center, please visit mountainsidehosp.com/Robot. To find a robotic surgeon near you, please visit mountainsidehosp.com/find-physician call 1-888-973-4674.