Medical City Dallas May 18, 2016

DALLAS – Medical City Dallas surgeons performed the first two single site robotic surgeries on a da Vinci Xi robot in North Texas last Friday.

The Xi robot offers greater range of motion for surgeons, and allows them to access parts of the human anatomy not possible with other robots. This technology allows surgeons to perform complex procedures that may not have previously been possible minimally invasively or that would have required a larger incision.

“As part of our commitment to provide the highest quality healthcare for our patients, Medical City is pleased to be the first hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth offering this new, innovative technology,” said Troy Villarreal, FACHE, President and CEO at Medical City Dallas. “The Xi robot offers advanced capabilities for our world-class surgeons to perform more precise single site surgeries.”

Single site surgery, using the newest da Vinci robot, can be used for hysterectomy (removal of a uterus), oophorectomy (removal of ovaries), and, as was done today, cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder).  The surgery allows patients to have only a single incision, which is hidden in the umbilicus (belly button) and essentially provides a scarless procedure.

Medical City offers minimally invasive, Xi robotic surgeries in the following areas: gynecology, urology, colorectal and general surgery. Last year, more than 1,300 patients underwent robotic surgeries at Medical City, which were performed by 40 different surgeons.

See our video with additional information about Medical City’s first single site surgery in North Texas on the da Vinci Xi robot, and visit to learn more.