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Lovelace Medical Center is pleased to announce it has acquired the next generation of da Vinci surgical robotic technology.  This model features a robotic simulator and fluorescence imaging, which give surgeons the ability to perform the most precise, technologically advanced and safe surgery.

The advanced robotic platform of the da Vinci is equipped with high definition 3-D cameras, which allow doctors to better see the surgical site and instruments, increasing dexterity and control. For patients, the new technology translates into less pain, quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, a lower rate of complications and excellent clinical outcomes.  

Lovelace Medical Center is equipped with the da Vinci skills simulator. The robotic simulator acts as a virtual trainer and includes multiple exercises and scenarios to give surgeons an opportunity to practice skills and techniques in a non-clinical environment. The simulator also allows doctors to measure their practice progress and even “warm up” prior to surgery. Additionally, fluorescence imaging technology makes it possible for a higher level of imaging during surgery, increasing the safety of the procedure and amplifying precision.

Lovelace Medical Center’s da Vinci technology overcomes the limits of traditional surgeries to expand the surgeon’s natural capabilities. With the addition of the new imaging technology, a dye is injected that highlights unhealthy tissue using an infrared light, so that surgeons can clearly differentiate between normal and malignant tissues. Also, with increased precision comes shorter surgical times, which decreases the time of constricted blood flow, as well as tissue and blood loss.

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