Christus Santa Rosa Health System acquired a new high-tech robotic surgical system—Intuitive da Vinci 5—for the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos on June 6.

This is just one of 15 new robotic surgical systems for hospitals across the nonprofit Catholic health system, according to a news release.

The details

The Intuitive da Vinci 5 surgical is equipped with robotic arms that surgeons control and translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements using tiny instruments, according to a new release. The system is used for minimally invasive procedures and provides surgeons with a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands throughout the surgery.

The new technology is part of Christus Health’s “high-reliability strategy,” which looks to advance the consistency and effectiveness of Christus health care, according to a news release.

Notable quote

Doug Stoddard, general and acute surgeon with Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos, said the device allows their patients to undergo necessary procedures with less recovery time.

“Our patients may also experience less pain and scarring, and less risk of infection,” Stoddard said in a news release.

What else?

Intuitive da Vinci 5 will also be used for urology, gynecology, thoracic and general surgeries.

Procedures using the Intuitive da Vinci 5 are currently being scheduled and performed.