DULLES, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. StoneSprings Hospital Center is the only hospital in Northern Virginia to have a dual console da Vinci Xi with integrated table motion. This robotic assisted technology allows our surgeons to operate using the tiniest incisions -- with greater vision, precision and control.

“The robot has an entirely new design enabling easier and greater access to all quadrants of the abdomen. The technology aids surgeons in performing complex cases more efficiently,” said Dr. Timothy Shaver, Medical Staff President at StoneSprings Hospital Center.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced robotic, computer, and optical technologies to assist surgeons. Robotic surgery provides patients with a minimally-invasive alternative to open, or invasive, surgery, which in many cases reduces the complications associated with such procedures.

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi System expands upon core da Vinci System features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design. As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision mechanism provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

“The da Vinci Xi offers improved visualization and flexibility for the surgeon,” said Dr. Christopher Starks, Chief of Surgery at StoneSprings Hospital Center. “This allows us to perform our procedures in ways that can ultimately reduce the trauma to the patient – potentially giving them a better chance of returning to their usual activities sooner and with less postoperative pain.”

In addition to the da Vinci Xi, StoneSprings Hospital Center has also acquired and is Northern Virginia’s first Trumpf Medical TruSystem 7000dV surgical table. Rather than a traditional stationary table, this integrated surgical table moves in tandem with the da Vinci Xi, allowing for optimal positioning of the patient while the surgeon operates.

“Our goal is always to provide exceptional care to our patients, and one of the many we do that is by using the latest in surgical robotic innovations,” said Lance Jones, CEO at StoneSprings Hospital Center.