Saint Francis Hospital Acquires da Vinci Xi

May 3, 2017

New Technology Provides More Options for Minimally Invasive Surgery

May 3, 2017 – Saint Francis Hospital –Memphis is pleased to announce acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, further complementing the hospital’s minimally-invasive robotic surgery capabilities. The da Vinci Xi system is the next frontier for minimally invasive surgery, combining the latest assisted surgical technology which allows for easier access to targeted areas. Moreover, the equipment grants for optimized highly complex, multi-quadrant surgery and simpler, single-quadrant surgery. 

“As a surgeon, the da Vinci Xi system gives me greater flexibility and control over more areas of the body,” said D. Alan Hammond, MD, general surgeon. “Patients appreciate the opportunity for less scarring, recovering more quickly and going home faster.”  

Initially adopted for prostatectomies and gynecology, the da Vinci Xi robot is becoming more commonly employed in general surgery in the last few years. Today, the da Vinci Xi can be used in hernia repair, thoracic surgery and abdominal procedures including gallbladder, colorectal and a number of other procedures. 

“We are pleased to offer additional advances in minimally invasive surgical options to our community,” said Audrey E. Gregory, Ph.D., CEO of Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis and Saint Francis Healthcare. “The da Vinci Xi allows surgeons to manage more complex procedures with greater precision and accuracy.”

Saint Francis will host a ribbon cutting and open house to feature the new technology on Tuesday, May 23rd from 4-6p.m. For more information on minimally invasive surgical options visit

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