Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway is First in State to Offer Latest, Full Robotic-Assisted Surgery System

CONWAY, Ark. – The da Vinci® XI Surgical System represents the cutting edge in surgical and robotic technologies, and Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway is the first in the state to have the complete system. While all models of the da Vinci system provide surgeons with superior visualization, enhanced precision, and improved dexterity, the XI model also allows the robot to communicate with the bed for movement, better positioning and improved exposure.

Robotic-assisted surgical systems such as the da Vinci XI Surgical System have shown to improve the quality of patient care by helping to decrease hospital stays, decrease the conversion of minimally-invasive surgical procedures to open procedures, lower rates of complications from surgery such as bleeding and infection and reduce readmission to the hospital after original discharge.

In 2000, the da Vinci Surgical System became the first FDA cleared minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical system for use in general laparoscopic surgery. Since that time, more than three million da Vinci procedures have been completed worldwide in 64 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. Currently, the da Vinci XI Surgical System may be used for general, urology, gynecology and cardiothoracic surgeries.

With more than 175 points of access including nine hospitals, Baptist Health is committed to delivering “All Our Best” to the people of Arkansas. To learn more about Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway’s da Vinci XI Surgical System and the surgeons who utilize it, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.