LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Something most would think would be out of a movie screen, has come to life; a robotic surgical machine used to save lives.
At the Raddison Hotel on Monday, Mayo Clinic Health System introduced the Da Vinci Xi, which is robotic surgical technology.
The panel of doctors at the event expressed that the Da Vinci Xi is revolutionary in a sense because traditional surgery is undergone at the bedside, along with large incisions were made. The Da Vinci Xi provides small surgical incisions along with a quicker healing time for patients.
Mark Sawyer, the Lead Surgeon of the Southwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System, said the Da Vinci Xi is used for complex surgeries like heart and lung surgery.
“To me, robotics is the present and the future of surgery. It’s a technology that I think every medical institution should be offering,” Sawyer said. “I am pleased we have increased the La Crosse community of surgical capabilities. It is very exciting and gratifying.”
Sawyer said the Da Vinci Xi is available at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.