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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Adds da Vinci Xi to Emmett and Miriam McCoy Institute for Robotic Surgery



SAN MARCOS, TEXASCentral Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has added the latest da Vinci Xi® surgical robotic system to the Emmett and Miriam McCoy Institute for Robotic Surgery. The da Vinci Xi® System has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci System. It can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries.

“Our goal is to always provide the best care possible for our patients. To do so, we need to stay on top of technological advances,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “Adding the new da Vinci Xi® allows our surgeons to work with top-of-the-line tools to provide our patients better outcomes.”

According to Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci’s parent company, the da Vinci Xi® System is intended to be a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision open surgeries with a minimally invasive approach. Intuitive Surgical designed the da Vinci Xi® System to optimize ease-of-use, simplifying procedures requiring access to multiple areas throughout the pelvis, abdomen and chest.

Key features of the newest da Vinci Xi® System include:

·         A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.

·         A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity.

·         An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.

·         Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.

·         Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

For more information about the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, visit


About CTMC 
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at CTMC is a member of the AdventHealth.

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Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666