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Saint Joseph Hospital Announces the Arrival of the Newest Technology in Surgery Today

Local Residents Invited to “Test-drive” the New da Vinci Si Surgical System

CHICAGO, Ill – Saint Joseph Hospital (SJH) announced today the arrival of the new da Vinci Si surgical system, a third generation robot that offers the latest technology and imaging for minimally invasive procedures.

The da Vinci Si now provides surgeons with high definition 3D vision with up to 10x magnification, extended surgical reach, an optimized instrument arm that allows for a rotational-axis range-of-motion of 336 degrees, and a third arm access.

These technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Studies have also shown that surgeries performed with the da Vinci Si HD 3D system have greater patient benefits than previous robotic surgical systems, including shorter hospital stays, reduced risk of infection, significantly less pain, less blood loss, and quicker returns to normal daily activities.

“We are pleased to introduce the new da Vinci Si to our operating room and to our community because of the significant value it offers our surgical staff and the patients we serve,” said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, and CEO of Saint Joseph Hospital. “We believe that the new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”

Local residents are invited to a special VIP reception to meet SJH’s robotically-trained surgeons, where they can “test-drive” the new da Vinci Si and learn first-hand about its benefits. This unprecedented event is Thursday, April 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Hospital, 2900 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Special prizes are given for the fastest simulated operation. RSVP is required, by calling 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636). Complimentary parking is available.

About Saint Joseph Hospital Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. For more information, visit sjh.reshealth.org.

About Resurrection Health Care Saint Joseph Hospital is a part of Resurrection Health Care, a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. Our hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs, and other services are conveniently located in many Chicago and suburban neighborhoods. Resurrection Health Care is a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.

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