Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center was selected to be one of only 14 centers to acquire the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci 5 multiport surgical system.

Da Vinci 5 builds on Intuitive’s da Vinci Xi’s functional design, which surgeons and care teams around the world have used in more than 7 million procedures to date. The system includes more than 150 enhancements, including:

  • Enhanced precision and control: Da Vinci 5’s design and engineering enhancements include new surgeon controllers and powerful vibration and tremor controls.
  • Next-generation 3D display and image processing: It is equipped with an improved Intuitive 3D imaging system, enabling surgeons to see more today, and supporting future generations of surgical endoscopes and vision software as those technologies evolve.
  • Force-sensing technology: The update introduces Force Feedback technology and optional instruments that enable the system to measure, and surgeons to feel, subtle forces exerted on tissue during surgery. Force Feedback instruments, which are optional for use, are cleared for use in the same procedures as da Vinci Xi, except pediatric and cardiac procedures, and a specific contraindication for the Force Feedback needle driver for use in suturing during hysterectomy and myomectomy procedures.
  • Streamlined workflow: It has features that are designed to help increase surgeon autonomy and streamline surgeon and care team workflow. Da Vinci 5 has integrated key OR technologies, including insufflation and an electrosurgical unit. The system also includes an optimized user interface, with settings that are accessible by the broader surgical team and by the surgeon directly from the head-in menu.
  • Expanded computing power and advanced data capabilities: Da Vinci 5 has more than 10,000 times the computing power of da Vinci Xi. This enables new system capabilities and digital experiences, according to Intuitive, including integration with Intuitive’s My Intuitive app, SimNow (virtual reality simulator), Case Insights (computational observer), and Intuitive Hub (edge computing system).

 “The da Vinci 5 will allow us to take robotic surgery to the next level and expand on our long history of innovation and excellence,” said Michael D. Stifelman, chair of urology and director of robotic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. “We have been early adopters of the latest robotic technology for many years, and our goal has always been to offer our patients the highest quality surgical care that exceeds national standards. The da Vinci 5 is one more tool that we can use to deliver those results.”

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