Las Palmas Medical Center recently reached a milestone of 6,000 robotic surgeries performed since the inception of its robotic surgery program in 2008. Innovations in robotic surgery technology have many patient benefits, including less risk of infection, less blood loss and pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.

“This milestone reflects the commitment Las Palmas Medical Center has to delivering innovative, high-quality care to the local community,” Don Karl, chief executive officer at Las Palmas Medical Center, said.

With two da Vinci® Si™ and two da Vinci® Xi™ surgical systems, Las Palmas Medical Center has more da Vinci® robotic surgical systems than any other hospital in El Paso. These surgical systems allow surgeons to operate with highly enhanced vision, precision and control with just a few small incisions.

“As technology advances for robotic surgery, we are committed to the program’s evolution to provide the best post-op outcomes for our patients with less invasive surgeries,” Richard Farnam, M.D., medical director of robotic surgery at Las Palmas Medical Center who has completed more than 2,000 surgeries at the facility, said.

Robotic surgery at Las Palmas Medical Center is performed for a range of minimally invasive procedures in specialties such as urology, gynecology, thoracic surgery, general surgery and ear, nose and throat (ENT). In recent years, Las Palmas Medical Center has consistently performed nearly 1,000 surgeries per year, illustrating the program’s growth.

The El Paso Inc. recently shared the news.