Bradenton, FL – Blake Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of the only da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System in Manatee County to its multi-disciplinary robotic-assisted surgery program. The Xi can be used in a wide range of specialty services available at Blake Medical Center including general surgery, gynecology, urology and hernia repair.

“Blake Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional patient care and to being the leader in healthcare excellence and innovation,” shared Randy Currin, Chief Executive Officer. “With the addition of the county’s most advanced surgical robot, we continue our commitment by providing patients with the latest in minimally invasive treatment options.”

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery during which surgeons use very small surgical instruments that fit into a patient's body through a series of tiny incisions. These instruments are mounted on three robotic arms and a fourth arm holds a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.

At the console, a surgeon uses finger, eye and foot controls to manipulate the arms of the robot allowing the surgeon maximum range and precision of motion in performing an operation.

Blake Medical Center began utilizing robotic-assisted surgery in 2014 and continues to expand the program empowering physicians to offer exceptional surgical care to their patients. For more information or for a hands-on tour of the new robot, please contact us at (941) 798-6540.