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Hospital Offers the Newest Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery Technology

March 31, 2011

St. Petersburg General Hospital is the first Tampa Bay area hospital to obtain the new Si Surgical System from da Vinci

St. Petersburg, FL - St Petersburg General Hospital is pleased to announce the acquisition of the most modern state-of-the-art robotic technology in its operating room. The new system will replace the hospital’s existing robot which has been in use since May 2008.

The da Vinci® Si Surgical System offers unique features which provide additional clinical benefits for patients. Key features include:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10X magnification
  • New optional dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
  • Updated and simplified user interface to enhance operating room efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Together, these technological advancements provide hospital surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures.

“The new features of Si System will help us provide the best possible surgical outcomes for our patients and underscores our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” commented Robert Conroy, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, St. Petersburg General Hospital.

St. Petersburg General Hospital has a strong tradition of innovation in robotic surgery, acquiring one of the first systems in Pinellas County.  Specialty areas in which robotic surgical procedures have been performed include Gynecology, Urology, Gynecologic Oncology and General Surgery.

St. Petersburg General Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited full-service 219-bed acute care facility, providing comprehensive emergency, diagnostic, medical, surgical and women’s services and is accredited as a Breast Center with Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Detection, Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center.