At Springhill Medical Center, we pride ourselves on being the most technologically advanced health care provider in southern Alabama. In this effort, it is crucial to have the most up-to-date surgical techniques and equipment. Our surgical doctors are expertly trained in all of the latest procedures as well. Being technologically advanced saves the patient time in recovery and lessens post surgical pain.
What is the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
What is Orbera Surgery?
The intragastric balloon, also known by one of its trade names, Orbera, is the latest weight loss-related medical device to be approved by the FDA, and it's now being offered only at Springhill Medical Center. SMC is the first hospital in the Mobile area to offer the procedure and is the only location for the procedure between New Orleans and Dothan. The Orbera Managed Weight Loss System consists of two parts, the first being the device itself – a balloon-like implant – and the second being a yearlong medical weight loss program. This program is ideal for patients who may not qualify for bariatric surgery or who are concerned about a surgical procedure and would prefer a non-surgical option.
What is MAKO Robotic Technology for Hip/Knee Procedures?
Springhill is the first hospital in the Mobile area to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee and Total Hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy. “Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” said Mr. Jeff St. Clair, Springhill Medical Center President and CEO. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability. The combination of these three features of the system has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”