Placentia-Linda Hospital Now Offers da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgical System for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Feb 12, 2018

Placentia, CA (Jan 30, 2018) – Surgeons at Placentia-Linda Hospital are now using the advanced da Vinci® Xi Surgical System to perform robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgical procedures.

This new technology has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci® Xi System. The surgeons at Placentia-Linda hospital are currently using the technology for urological, gynecological and general surgeries. The first da® Vinci Xi™ robotic-assisted surgery, a hernia repair procedure, took place on Dec. 11.

“We are excited and proud to give our patients access to advanced robotic-assisted surgical procedures,” said Christina Oh, Placentia-Linda Hospital’s CEO. “This is a significant investment for our hospital and an affirmation of our commitment to our community and our patients. Local residents can now access this kind of advanced care close to home, without leaving the community.”

By enabling minimally invasive access through the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci® Xi System expands upon core da® Vinci Xi System features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion, and an ergonomic design.  As with all da® Vinci Xi™ Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da® Vinci Xi System, which translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.  The 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

“This is the kind of sophisticated technology that, in many cases, is only available at larger facilities,” said Dr. Ravi Shah, DO, who is a general surgeon focusing on minimally invasive surgery. “Patients can now come to Placentia-Linda Hospital and have advanced, robotic-assisted surgical procedures performed by an expert surgeon in the same comfortable healing environment for which the hospital is known.”

On Feb. 27, Placentia-Linda Hospital is offering community members and the medical community a chance to “test drive” its new robotic surgical system. Children and adults will have the opportunity to “sit in the surgeon’s seat” and move the robotic arms to see what it’s like to be a robotic surgeon. The ribbon cutting and demonstrations will be from 1:30 pm to 5 pm in Meeting Room 1, beginning with a physician lecture at 12:30 pm and a community lecture at 5 pm. For more information and to register for the event, please check the classes and events section at

About Placentia-Linda Hospital

Placentia-Linda Hospital, a 114-bed acute care facility, has been proudly serving the community since 1972. In addition to receiving ten Leapfrog Group “A” ratings since 2012 for hospital safety, the hospital has the distinction of being in Gold Plus status five years in a row for the treatment of heart failure with the American Heart Association’s Get with the GuidelinesSM program, among other awards and distinctions.  Our specialties include:

  • 24-hour emergency department featuring “Check In Online and Wait at Home” and Senior Track 65+ emergency bays
  • Imaging Services with “True Open High Field” MRI and 2D/3D Digital Mammography
  • Surgical Pavilion / G.I. Center offering comprehensive G.I. and both traditional and minimally invasive surgical services, including the newly acquired da Vinci® Xi Surgical System
  • Comprehensive orthopedic sports medicine and joint surgery
  • Center for Wound Care of Placentia-Linda Hospital with two hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers and osteomyelitis treatment
  • Women’s Health
  • Partner - Five MedPost urgent care locations
  • Comprehensive community outreach and senior services

Placentia-Linda Hospital is growing to become one of North Orange County’s premier facilities. In fact, we are currently enhancing our cardiac services with the development of a cardiac cath lab and angiography suite with vascular services to open in mid-2018. To learn more about us, please visit us at, “Like Us” on Facebook at Facebook, “Follow US” on Instagram and Google+.

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