Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is providing an updated surgical experience for patients with the addition of a new robot, the da Vinci Xi, according to a news release issued Thursday morning.

The new robotic surgical system can be used in a variety of fields, including colon and rectal surgery, gynecological surgery, urologic surgery, bariatric surgery as well as general surgery.

“Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is excited to announce the arrival of the newest generation of robotic surgery,” said Kyle Keyes, an urologist affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, in the release. “The Xi platform by Intuitive is the most advanced and latest advancement in minimally invasive surgery.”

With the new robotic technology, surgeons have the ability to perform safer, more efficient surgeries that are less invasive than before, Keyes said. With these robotic procedures offered at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, patients do not need to be sent to Houston's medical center, he said.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the Sugar Land and Fort Bend area, this addition of the latest technology in robotic surgery is another way we are striving to provide high quality expert care in this region,” said Greg Haralson, CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, in the release.

Physicians affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land utilize the latest techniques and technologies to perform a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. To learn more about the services offered at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, visit