Adventist Health Hanford Adds Robotic Technology to Its Surgical Options


Last updated 7/16/2023 at 3:09pm | View PDF

The robotic capabilities of the da Vinci Xi robotic system, which are controlled by the surgeon, allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times for patients.

Adventist Health Hanford has expanded patients' surgical options with the da Vinci Xi robotic system, advancing the technology used in minimally invasive procedures at the hospital.

"The da Vinci Xi system extends surgeons' vision and reach, using 3D high-definition views and tiny precision instruments," said Gurvinder Kaur, MD, medical officer for Adventist Health Central Valley Network. "The robotic capabilities, which are controlled 100% by the surgeon, provide the opportunity for smaller incisions and faster recovery times for patients."

In June, Adventist Health Hanford surgeons began using the da Vinci for general surgery, gynecology and urology needs, which include enlarged prostates and tumors, kidney surgery, colorectal cancer surgery, hysterectomies and hernia repairs, Kaur said.

Surgeons and surgical staff undergo extensive training before using the system, which has three parts:

• A console, where the surgeon guides the instruments while viewing the patient in high-definition 3D;

• A patient cart at bedside that holds the camera and instruments the surgeon controls from the console; and

• A vision cart that supports the communication and vision systems.

More information about robotic-assisted surgery is at

Adventist Health Hanford is part of Adventist Health Central Valley Network, a group of four hospitals and more than 70 medical offices serving the Central Valley, and Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit, integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii with over 400 sites of care.

In the Central Valley, Adventist Health operates hospitals in Hanford, Reedley, Selma and Tulare and medical offices in Kings, Kern, Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties.


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