Community Interest

St. Joseph Hospital Welcomes State-of-the-Art da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

As a dedicated community health care provider, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles is committed to providing high-quality care to those we serve. We are excited to announce that we now offer minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci Xi surgical system. Along with our dedicated and highly trained surgeons and staff, this system will allow patients to heal faster with less pain and scarring.

“SSM Health has a long and storied history here in St. Charles,” said Jake Brooks, President of St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles. “Through the years, we have evolved to meet the changing health needs of our community. The DaVinci Robot represents a substantial commitment from SSM Health to our patients, employees, and the expert physicians who perform these life-saving procedures.”

Robotic surgery has many advantages for appropriate patients, including smaller incisions and reduced recovery times. At SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, the newly launched da Vinci surgical system gives the surgeon 100 percent control of the robotic-assisted system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The system’s 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view (up to 10X), virtually extending their eyes and hands.

When recommended by your surgeon, the da Vinci surgical system can be used for these procedures: Colorectal (colon resection, colorectal surgery), General Surgery (hernia repair, gallbladder surgery), Gynecology (hysterectomy for endometriosis, cancer, fibroid resection, and ovarian cystectomy), Thoracic (lung resection for cancer), and Urology (kidney surgery/nephrectomy and prostatectomy for cancer).

These advancements in innovative surgical care are now available close to home for SSM Health patients in the St. Charles community.


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