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Monument Health adds second da Vinci Xi surgical robot

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 7, 2019) — Monument Health has added a second da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System at Rapid City Hospital. The advanced Xi system, which has been in use at Rapid City Hospital since September, enhances patient experience, reduces recovery times and results in shorter hospital stays.

“With this introduction of a second da Vinci Xi, we will better serve our patients and grow the robotics program across the Black Hills,” says Patrick Kenney, D.O., M.A., F.A.C.S., Robotics Surgery Program Director. “Operating with the new Xi robot takes surgery to the next level in our region, representing the latest in robotics technology.”

Modern robotic surgery, in the hands of a skilled surgeon, can perform complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible via conventional surgery. And because robotic surgery requires minimal incisions, patients experience less trauma to the body, minimal scarring and faster recovery time.

The da Vinci Xi system expands on core da Vinci system features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion and an ergonomic design. Surgeons who operate at Rapid City Hospital perform robotically assisted procedures such as prostatectomy, kidney and bladder surgery, gynecological surgery, hernia surgery, bariatric surgery and colectomies.

About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. Monument Health offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,500 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care service centers.


Dan Daly
Communications Specialist
Strategic Marketing and Communications
Monument Health

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