Dr. Azola Samkele Salukazana, Robotic Coordinator at Groote Schuur Hospital, together with Lizette Van Mollendorf from Medhold, with the da Vinci Xi® surgical system.

Robotics coordinator test driving the advanced interface of the da Vinci Xi® surgical system.

Report by eNCA News on Groote Schuur taking the first step in robot assisted surgery in the public sector.

Groote Schuur Hospital is making strides in medical history with the installation of the first da Vinci Xi® system in the African public healthcare system. This state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi® system will enable patients to have access to world class medical treatment.

Surgeons across multiple specialties are completing the Technology Training Pathway (TTP) to become certified robotic surgeons with surgeries
scheduled to start as early as next year.

Dr. Azola Samkele Salukazana, the robotic coordinator from Groot Schuur is one of the many surgeons who will be trained in Robotic Urology Procedures.

Defining a new standard in minimally invasive care
The da Vinci Xi® system with wristed instrumentation allows for tremor free
manipulation and combined with high definition, 3D vision, enhances both the range of motion and surgical precision. Mobile boom-mounted arms with multi-position set up joints, assist to maximize surgical workspace by:

•  Picking your placement
•  Targeting new angles with Integrated Table Motion to reposition patients
•  Enhancing surgical site perspective

Because of its innovative design, the da Vinci Xi® system can:
•  Boost recovery times and reduce patient complications and discomfort
•  Decrease blood loss
•  Enhance patient outcomes
•  Minimize scarring
•  Reduce hospital stay
•  Shorten patient waiting times

This fourth generation technology is aimed at perfecting minimally invasive surgeries in
the fields of: Urology, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

“We are facing an insurmountable backlog but with this innovation, we have hope of catching up.”
Quote by Western Cape Health MEC Prof. Nomafrench Mbombo in an
interview with News 24.

Redefine minimally invasive
care with  da Vinci Xi® surgical
system. For more information
visit: Robotics Da Vinci Xi