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Saint Francis Hospital Hosts Ribbon Cutting for da Vinci Xi

May 30, 2017

New Technology Provides More Options for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Saint Francis Hospital Memphis da vinci ribbon cutting

(For Immediate Release – May 31, 2017)  Saint Francis Hospital –Memphis hosted a ribbon cutting and open house to feature the new technology on Tuesday, May 23rd. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System further complements 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. A special thanks to our physicians and the Memphis Chamber supporting the event.

 “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.”


About Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a 479-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn.  Offering a wide array of medical services, Saint Francis is noted for its many Centers of Excellence, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Joint & Spine Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Sleep Center, Chest Pain Emergency Center, and Surgical Services including its Center for Robotic Surgery, Diabetes Center, and Cancer Center.   The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Saint Francis Hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents.  The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.  To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit

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