News Feed Item
Robotic Surgery Comes to West Kendall Baptist Hospital
|By Business Wire
|May 5, 2014 11:13 AM EDT
An advanced robotic surgery system recently installed at West Kendall
Baptist Hospital is slated to go into action today, when surgeons
perform three surgical procedures using the equipment.
The da Vinci Si system combines the benefits of minimally
invasive surgery, meaning fewer and smaller incisions, with the
incredibly detailed movements of computer-guided equipment. Surgeons
worldwide use the da Vinci robot on patients diagnosed with many
complex conditions, including cancers of the prostate, cervix, uterus,
lung, colon and rectum, as well as heart disease and fibroid tumors.
“The da Vinci system installation is a very significant
investment in the health of our West Kendall community,” said Javier
Hernández-Lichtl, CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “Our goal is to
provide our patients with the least invasive, most precise surgical
options available, allowing them to get back to their everyday
activities as quickly as possible.”
During a da Vinci procedure, the surgeon is in complete control
of the robotic-assisted system, which translates the surgeon’s hand
movements into smaller, highly precise movements of tiny instruments
inside the patient’s body. The da Vinci’s system also features a
magnified, 3-D, high-definition vision system that enables the surgeon
to operate with greatly enhanced vision and precision. In the past
decade, surgeons using the da Vinci surgical system have
performed more than 1.5 million operations worldwide.
In today's demonstration of the da Vinci Si’s versatility,
four West Kendall Baptist Hospital robotic surgery specialists will
perform three surgical procedures using the equipment:
Julio Arronte, M.D. – Hysterectomy
Omar Llaguna, M.D., and Charan Donkor, M.D. – Hernia Repair
Troy Gatcliffe, M.D. – Ovarian Cystectomy
“The da Vinci equipment allows us to operate through a single or
multiple tiny incisions – only half an inch long, in some cases –
instead of one large opening,” said Ricardo Estape, M.D., medical
director of Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery. “Because the
incisions are so small, they cause less trauma to the body. Patients
tend to have less discomfort, fewer infections, shorter hospital stays
and quicker recovery times than with traditional surgery.” The Center
for Robotic Surgery surgeons perform more than 3,500 robotic procedures
annually, employing 10 machines at four hospitals.
Instead of standing over the patient, as in traditional surgery, the
surgeon sits at a nearby da Vinci computer console equipped with
an array of video, audio and motion controls.
“The system translates our hand movements into much more highly precise
actions and can even bend and rotate the surgical instruments with far
more flexibility than our own hands and wrists,” said Juan-Carlos
Verdeja, M.D., founding president of the hospital’s medical staff. “With
the 3-D, high-definition video screen, we have total visual immersion in
the surgical site – far better than if we were actually at the patient’s
The da Vinci system is manufactured by Intuitive Surgical Inc., a
global technology leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery.
ABOUT BAPTIST HEALTH SOUTH FLORIDA
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region,
with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital,
Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami
Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient
and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit,
faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200
affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group,
Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of
excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising
arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities.
Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100
Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in
Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also
recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth
year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit BaptistHealth.net.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Sep. 25, 2016 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,025
SYS-CON Events announced today that Numerex Corp, a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating...
Sep. 25, 2016 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,924
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work tog...
Sep. 25, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,576
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,602
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,320
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care.
I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind.
Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,198
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The bedrock of Secure Channels Technology is a uniquely modified and enhanced process based on superencipherment. Superencipherment is the process of encrypting an already encrypted message one or more times, either using the same or a different algorithm.
Sep. 24, 2016 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,421
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Sep. 24, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,440
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Sep. 24, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,647
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Sep. 24, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,789
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Sep. 24, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,478
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,699
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,509
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom.
China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
Sep. 24, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,676
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Sep. 24, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,485