News from Liberty Hospital

Liberty Hospital adds new surgical robot

Liberty Hospital DaVinciLiberty Hospital now is offering minimally invasive surgeries with the most advanced da Vinci Xi Surgical System available. This da Vinci surgical system is the second one to be added to the hospital’s operating rooms. The first da Vinci robot was acquired by Liberty Hospital 10 years ago.

The new da Vinci Xi 3D-HD image can be magnified up to 10 times, allowing a surgeon an unprecedented close-up view of the surgery area. The Xi expands upon da Vinci’s signature core instruments, including mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist, allowing surgeons to make small, precise movements inside the body.

Both da Vinci surgical systems are utilized for a variety of minimally invasive surgeries, including gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Benefits of robotic surgery include less blood loss, less need for pain medication, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

Stroke Support Group

Liberty Hospital’s Stroke Support Group now meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Liberty Hospital Education Center, room 3. The group is open to survivors and families. It is free. Click here for more information, or contact Jayne White, R.N., BSN, SCRN, at 816-792-7268.

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