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Second da Vinci Robot Introduced at Community Medical Center


da Vinci Xi surgical system offers patients access to latest generation technology.

Toms River, NJ, July 25, 2016 – Nine years ago, Community Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, introduced robotic-assisted surgery to Ocean County. Today, a second robot, the da Vinci Xi from Intuitive Surgical, has been added to create greater access for patients to this state-of-the-art technology.

The da Vinci Xi System offers expanded capabilities and can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The Xi’s advanced technology which includes an immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view and better access to the abdomen and chest, allowing surgeons to complete more advanced procedures.

Surgeons at Community Medical Center have been performing robotic surgery since 2008, making them among the most experienced robotic-assisted surgeons in the region. Surgical expertise is available in gynecologic oncology, gynecology, colon surgery, general surgery for hernia and gall bladder procedures, and urologic for prostatectomies.

“For the patients, surgery with the da Vinci Xi System means lower blood loss, less scarring, a quicker return to normal activities and a shorter hospital stay,” said Michael Mimoso, President and CEO, Community Medical Center. “Patients can find technology at Community Medical Center not typically found at community hospitals such as the da Vinci Xi, CyberKnife and 3-Tesla MRI. We are committed to bringing the latest technology to Ocean County for the benefit of our patients,” he added.

The da Vinci Xi complements the da Vinci Si robotic surgical system already in use at Community Medical Center. The new Xi model was developed to integrate future advanced instruments, so it can remain technologically relevant into the future. The da Vinci Surgical Systems is designed to help surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery. The system is not programmed to perform surgery; rather, the procedure is performed entirely by a surgeon who controls the system. Specialized instruments, including a miniaturized surgical camera and wristed instruments (scissors, scalpels and forceps) are designed to help surgeons with precise dissection and reconstruction deep inside the body.

For more information on the robotic surgery program at Community Medical Center or a referral to a highly skilled surgeon, please call 1.888.724.7123 or visit

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