LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2017) – The Surgical Review Corporation has named Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Saint Joseph East is the only hospital in Central Kentucky to receive this designation, which is based on volume, outcomes and the different types of procedures offered within a program.
Saint Joseph East offers the da Vinci Xi surgical system, the most advanced technology available for minimally invasive surgery. The da Vinci Xi Robot allows surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate gynecological, urological and general surgery procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Using a console, surgeons control in real-time the equipment being used on the patient, offering surgeons precision and vision far beyond what their own hands and eyes could provide.
“It is an honor to be the only hospital in the region to receive this designation from the Surgical Review Corporation, which further demonstrates our strength in robotic surgery,” said Mike Guiler, MD, Saint Joseph East. “Robotic surgery helps our hospital offer patients the most advanced technology, leading to shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and minimal scarring. At Saint Joseph East, we have dedicated staff with leading-edge technology skills that are specifically trained for robotic surgery. This technology is certainly an asset to our hospital, patients and the community.”
Robotic surgery offers a minimally-invasive surgical option for patients facing an open procedure, helping give surgeons magnified and high-definition vision. Using the da Vinci technology, the surgeon can both see inside the body and control the surgical instruments with much smaller incisions.
The Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) program was developed to recognize surgeons and facilities worldwide performing robotic procedures and achieving defined standards for patient safety and care quality.
The COERS designation requirements were developed to address the present and future needs of patients and providers, and they are coupled with an objective evaluation process that enables a thorough review of each candidate.
Along with Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital also offers the da Vinci Xi surgical system.
To learn more about the da Vinci Xi surgical system, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/hospital-da-vinci, or call 888.229.4206 to schedule a consultation.