April 13, 2023

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Leading in Robotic Surgery Solutions with Addition of Second da Vinci® Xi™ System

The first case on the hospital’s second da Vinci xiTM was performed on Monday, April 10. Pictured left to right: Karl Strom, M.D, bariatric surgeon, Tim O’Brien, chief executive officer, Marius Calin, M.D., bariatric surgeon, and Tahani Zindaki, PA.

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center is increasing the availability of minimally invasive surgical options for residents of the Montclair area and beyond with the addition of a second da Vinci® Xi™ robotics system. The da Vinci® Xi™ is a state-of-the-art robotics platform that can be used for gynecologic, bariatric, urologic, thoracic, colorectal and general surgeries.

“We are committed to advancing and growing our robotics program and surgery options,” says Tim O’Brien, chief executive officer at Mountainside Medical Center. “Our investment in these technologies attracts new surgeons and specialists to our area, expanding patients’ access to world-class treatments, making it easier than ever for them to receive high-quality care locally.”

During each da Vinci® Xi™ procedure, the surgeon uses 3D magnified imaging to guide the arms of the surgical robot. Magnified imaging and wristed instrumentation allow the surgeon to make precise movements utilizing minimally invasive incisions. The surgeon has complete control of the robotic instrumentation throughout the procedure.

“The da Vinci® Xi™ technology has been revolutionary in the field of surgical treatments,” Harvey Rainville, M.D., surgeon and chair of Robotic Surgery at Mountainside Medical Center. “Robotic procedures often result in faster recovery times, less post operative pain, reduced formation of scar tissue, as well as smaller surgical incisions compared to traditional surgery options. With the addition of a second da Vinci® Xi™ platform, our operating teams now have the ability to offer expanded scheduling options to more quickly meet patients’ needs.”

In 2022, the facility performed 536 da Vinci® Xi™ procedures. Mountainside Medical Center began offering da Vinci® Xi™ treatment options in 2021, and also offers patients access to the Mako SmartRobotics™ platform for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements. For more information about Mountainside Medical Center’s robotic platforms, click here.

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