June 02, 2014
WICHITA – Galichia Heart Hospital is continuing to expand its services with the addition of a da Vinci Surgical System.
“Along with our existing 128-slice CT scanner and the latest wide-bore MRI, the da Vinci is expanding Galichia’s capabilities beyond our historic focus on quality cardiovascular services,” said Steve Edgar, Galichia’s CEO. “This is our latest stride in providing a variety of highly competitive services for our patients and tools for our physicians.
“This investment in our campus demonstrates our commitment to growth and expansion of available services.”
Wesley Medical Center is transferring one of its three da Vinci Surgical Systems to Galichia, which is a member of the Wesley family of providers. The cost to transfer and install the system is approximately $500,000.
The popularity of da Vinci has grown rapidly in recent years as both patients and physicians have come appreciate its advantages. Providing robotic-assisted tools and superior high-definition, three-dimensional imagery, da Vinci surgery can reduce complication rates and surgical time. Studies show it also can shorten patients’ length of stay and postoperative pain, enabling patients to return to their normal activities more quickly.
The da Vinci is initially being used for gynecological procedures and general surgeries such as hysterectomies, hernia repair, gallbladder removal and colon resection.
For more information about Wesley Medical Center and its campuses, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
Wesley Medical Center is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care, Wesley treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER and Galichia ER. Wesley owns and operates Galichia Heart Hospital, WESLEYCare Clinics and the Pediatric Center of Kansas. To learn more about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.