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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Offers the Newest Technology in Surgery

Monday, Mar 4, 2013

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

Drs. Ahmad Bani Hani, MD and Jennifer Hagerty, DO, Urology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is the first children’s hospital in the Delaware Valley to offer the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. This advanced Si robotic technology is a significant arrival because of the considerable advancement it offers our surgical staff in the way we treat children in the communities we serve.

The technological advancements of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Initially, pediatric urologists at duPont Hospital for Children will use the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to perform certain surgeries involving the kidney and bladder. In the future, our ENT and general surgeons will also offer robotic-assisted procedures.

 
Key Facts

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which a surgeon, with the help of a robot, performs very precise movements through small openings or ports in the body. The Si robotic technology allows our surgeons the ability to perform a greater variety and complexity of surgical cases, such as treating children with conditions involving the kidney and bladder.

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. Here are a few features of the da Vinci® Si™:

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
  • 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 OR efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort to help prevent surgeon fatigue
Children undergoing robotic surgery may experience:
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss and scarring
  • Fewer infections and post-operatives complications
  • Reduced length of stay
 
Quotes

“We put our families first in everything we do at Nemours. The latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery allow kids the possibility of a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay, which translates to letting them do what they do best — be a kid.”

Kevin Churchwell, MD,
CEO, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

“da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This level of technological sophistication complements our goal of doing whatever it takes to provide children the highest quality of care, as well as extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.”

Paul Kempinski,
COO, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

 
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da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

The da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.
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Drs. Ahmad Bani Hani, MD and Jennifer Hagerty, DO, Urology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
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About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.