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We Named Our Robot!

Texas Health Huguley is proud to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci Xi surgical system to its robotic surgery program.  The arrival of the surgical robot was celebrated with a Name the Robot event on Friday, June 15 in the Texas Health Huguley main lobby and featured demonstrations with the da Vinci Xi, Steel City Pops and the opportunity to help name the robot.

Over 450 submissions were received and Texas Health Huguley administration narrowed them down to five options for hospital associates to vote on. We are excited to announce that the winning submission came from Kristy Robinson, AGACNP-BC-ONC, Team Lead in the oncology unit.

Kristy’s unique idea was to name the new da Vinci Xi ‘Leo’ and our existing da Vinci Si ‘Stitch’. We are excited to have a robotic tandem of Leo and Stitch!

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. It is a key piece of technology for Texas Health Huguley’s growing Oncology Program to provide our community with advanced care close to home.

Both Leo and Stitch allow surgeons from many different specialties such as general surgery and gynecology to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Due to smaller incisions, minimally invasive robotic surgeries can provide the benefits of shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less pain, fewer complications and faster return to normal activities.