August 13, 2019
North Suburban Medical Center has added a new state-of-the-art surgical robot. This new tool allows robotically trained surgeons at North Suburban to complete a number of minimally invasive surgeries.
“This new system is the latest frontier of patient safety and patient experience. We are now able to perform large surgical procedures through very small incisions which benefits our patients in a number of ways,” said Philip Stahel, M.D., chief medical officer at North Suburban. “Our patients will experience less postoperative pain, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery periods.”
North Suburban was the first hospital in the north metro Denver area to offer robotic surgeries, and this new robot marks a commitment to continue to serve the needs of communities such as Thornton, Northglenn, Broomfield, Federal Heights, and Boulder/Broomfield.
The surgical robot is a da Vinci Xi system that features smaller, thinner instruments with joint that provide better range of motion for surgeons. Specially trained surgeons move the robotic arms from a console in the operating room. Surgeons are in control of the system at all times. The technology translates a surgeon's hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body.
North Suburban's first surgery using the new system was completed on August 12, 2019.
Learn more about North Suburban's Robotic Surgery program.