Bridgeport Hospital first in state to with latest-generation da Vinci Xi robot-assisted surgery system

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bridgeport, CT (Nov. 5, 2014) – Bridgeport Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut to install and use the latest-generation da Vinci Xi robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery system. The first procedures on the new system (three hysterectomies) were performed at the hospital Oct. 28.

The Xi’s advanced technology, which includes high-definition optics, provides better access to the abdomen and chest, and allows surgeons to complete more advanced procedures. It also improves the quality of procedures performed by using staplers and blood-flow assessment.

In addition to urological, gynecological and thoracic procedures, the hospital will introduce applications for general, oncologic and colorectal procedures. The Xi replaces the da Vinci S system used at the hospital since 2007. Bridgeport Hospital was the first hospital in Fairfield County to offer minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery and the hospital has performed over 1,900 robot-assisted procedures, more than any other in the county.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.