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Temecula Valley Hospital offers the Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System

TEMECULA – The Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System is the latest in technology for versatility and flexibility and is now available at Temecula Valley Hospital. The system allows surgeons to perform complex minimally invasive surgical procedures with precision and accuracy. The advanced robotic platform is designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities and offer an option to open surgery. It provides multi-quadrant access and is used for a variety of complex procedures.

"We are pleased to be able to offer our community this advanced option in minimally invasive surgery," Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. "The da Vinci Xi Robot is widely utilized in general surgery and we are proud to be the first in the region to offer cardiothoracic robotic surgery. Now our patients have more opportunities to choose TVH for their surgery."

Surgeons at Temecula Valley Hospital can perform general and cardiothoracic surgical procedures using da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System robotic-assisted technology. For general surgery, it includes procedures such as inguinal hernia surgery, cholecystectomy and colon resection. For cardiothoracic surgery, it includes lung resections and mitral valve repair.

The first case to utilize the da Vinci Xi system at Temecula Valley Hospital was performed in October by Dr. Francis A. Essien.

"As a surgeon, the da Vinci Xi Robot allows me to offer our patients expanded surgery options with the added benefits of safer operations with a faster recovery and less pain," Essien said. "I am excited for the surgeons here at Temecula Valley Hospital, and the community at large, as it enables more patients to have access to minimally invasive surgery."

Minimally invasive robotic surgery at Temecula Valley Hospital can provide a wide range of benefits to patients compared to traditional surgery, including quicker recoveries, shorter hospital stays, quicker return to normal daily activities, reduced scarring and reduced pain and trauma to the body.

Not all procedures can be performed robotically, and not all patients are candidates for procedures that can be performed robotically. The surgeon will decide if your procedure can be performed robotically. For more information, visit

Submitted by Temecula Valley Hospital.


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