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Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Adds da Vinci X Surgical Robot

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New surgical robot system is the most advanced technology available for minimally-invasive surgery.

Sacramento — Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento announced today the arrival of the da Vinci X surgical robot for urology, general surgery, bariatrics and gynecology procedures. The da Vinci X allows surgeons to perform minimally-invasive surgeries with fewer and small incisions than traditional minimally-invasive techniques.

The da Vinci X system is a robot-assisted method of surgery that reduce blood loss, recovery time and pain. In da Vinci Surgery, the surgeon sits at a console that controls the robot, which is positioned above the patient. Surgeons see magnified, 3D views of the surgical area. The robot uses precise instruments that can rotate better than a human hand and wrist.

“We are excited to bring this leading-edge technology to Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and to the patients and community we serve,” said Methodist Hospital of Sacramento president Phyllis Baltz. “This robot will enhance the capabilities of our already highly-skilled surgeons, while providing better patient outcomes and an overall better patient experience.”

The benefits of this technology are vast. From a patient perspective, smaller incisions lead to less blood loss, pain and a decrease in need for pain medications, which translates to quicker recovery and improved outcomes.

“We take great pride in bringing cutting-edge services to our community,” continued Baltz. “The da Vinci X robot is one more example of the kind of advanced care patients have access to right here in our community at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento.”

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2018, Dignity Health provided $2.1 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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