San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hosts Robotics Day

Feb 19, 2020

San Ramon Regional Medical Center hosted an interactive robotics day for the community and local students to learn about the exciting technology that addresses a variety of health issues.

On Feb. 13, 2020, community members and students were invited to come explore robotic surgery systems with hands-on demonstrations. Representatives from the manufactures and the surgeons who use the technology were available to answer questions and help attendees test drive the equipment.

The following systems were available for demos:

  • O-Arm & StealthStation – Imaging system and navigation for spine surgery
  • Mako System – Robotic-arm assisted joint replacement application
  • da Vinci Xi Surgical System – Used for robotic-assisted, minimally-invasive surgeries
  • ExcelsiusGPS System – Spine surgery robot
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery Equipment

san-ramon-3-400-x-300San Ramon Regional Medical Center continues to be a leader in the field of robotics, and recently became the first hospital in the Bay Area to purchase the ExcelsiusGPS® system to offer robotic-assisted spine surgery. This technology is designed to improve safety and accuracy of spine surgical procedures within the operating room.

“We are proud of our excellent spine surgery program and we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We look forward to the exciting opportunities and impact this new robotic technology will bring to our operating rooms,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “By adding this new, state-of-the-art technology to our suite of advanced tools, we will continue to be leaders in enhancing safety, offering minimally-invasive procedures, and optimizing care for patients.”

san-ramon-2-400-x-300Minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted spine surgery allows surgeons to treat spine conditions by operating through small incisions along the spine, which may lead to smaller scars. Other patient benefits may include shorter hospital stays, less tissue damage, reduced trauma to the body and less risk of infection.

“Robotic technology not only helps improve accuracy, reproducibility and efficiency to complex spine surgery, but it also significantly reduces radiation exposure to the patient, staff and surgeon as an added safety enhancement,” Lucena added.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center began utilizing robotic-assisted surgery in 2000 and continues to expand the program, empowering physicians to offer exceptional surgical care to their patients. The hospital was the first program west of the Mississippi River to perform da Vinci procedures.

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, click here.

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