by Las Palmas Del Sol

Las Palmas Medical Center recently became the first hospital in El Paso to begin using the da Vinci® Si Surgical System’s Firefly fluorescence imaging technology.

This technology uses an injectable near-infrared fluorescence dye—indocyanine green—to more clearly identify key anatomical structures. Firefly fluorescence imaging’s 3-D, high-definition visualization mode allows surgeons to see, in real time, key anatomical structures colorized by the indocyanine green.

This enables them to objectively assess vascularity and soft tissue profusion during minimally invasive surgical procedures, including, but not limited to: partial nephrectomies, cholecystectomies, colorectal perfusions and thoracic surgeries.

El Paso Inc. recently covered the hospital’s latest technological advancement.

tags: imaging