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Surgical Expansiion Fundraising Effort

Griffin Health’s Surgical Expansion Campaign is currently raising funds for a multi-phase project to enhance its surgical capabilities and expand capacity to better serve the growing number of individuals across the region that are choosing Griffin Health for their care.

The expansion project will increase its number of operating rooms from six to seven and build a state of-the-art technology operating room to accommodate robotic surgery cases for its da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

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da Vinci surgery at Griffin Hospital

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital is committed to providing superior patient care and being a leader in healthcare excellence and innovation in the communities we serve. In 2018, we started our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program and added da Vinci® Surgery to expand our range of services to offer another minimally invasive surgical option to patients, using the da Vinci Xi system - the most up-to-date, advanced surgical robot available.

What is Da Vinci Surgery?

da Vinci Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery where specially trained surgeons use the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Key Potential Patient Benefits of Da Vinci Surgery vs. Open Surgery

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring

What does Our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program Offer?

The Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program at Griffin hospital has a multidisciplinary surgical team. Griffin's surgeons are specially trained and credentialed to perform robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery. A dedicated, highly experienced team of anesthesiologists, nurses, assistants and surgical techs are also trained to support each surgeon’s needs during robotic-assisted surgery.

Our da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery Service Lines include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery

How does the Da Vinci Surgical System work?

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons perform delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions. The da Vinci System consists of several key components, including:

  • an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
  • a patient-side cart with interactive robotic arms
  • a 3D HD vision system
  • EndoWrist® instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist

da Vinci software can scale down surgeon’s movements and minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements. As a result, the da Vinci System enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

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