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Decatur Memorial Hospital Upgrades da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgical System Technology to the new da Vinci® Si™


Decatur Memorial Hospital has upgraded its da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to the new da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System third generation technology.

The da Vinci® Si™ has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room, many of which translate to patient benefits. Some of the features of the da Vinci® Si™ include:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision operative field with up to ten times magnification
  • New optional dual console allows a 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 our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures in Decatur only at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

“We believe that the new features of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System will help provide the best possible outcomes and are proof of DMH’s commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery,” said Ken Smithmier, President & CEO, Decatur Memorial Hospital.

da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. It can be used for a multitude of procedures including: hysterectomy, prostatectomy and colorectal surgery. This acquisition complements Decatur Memorial Hospital’s goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH is a 280-bed facility with nearly 2,500 dedicated employees and 300 physicians. DMH encompasses 12 state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence which focus on proven quality healthcare. In 2011, DMH was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters. For more information, call 217-876-2850.