Newswise — Red Bank, NJMay 3, 2018 – Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is thrilled to announce the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, providing its surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. Already home to the da Vinci Si™, the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System adds to the already robust robotic surgery program at Riverview Medical Center, where surgeons perform a multitude of minimally invasive surgeries for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac, and general surgery.

“Robotic surgery is the wave of the future,” says Robert Penney, M.D., chairman of the Robotics Committee at Riverview Medical Center. “Robot-assisted surgery allows patients to have major surgery with only a few small incisions. The benefits are numerous and include a faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, less risk of infection, smaller incisions with less scarring, a faster return to daily activities, and less pain, which helps to reduce the need for opioid pain medication.”

Structured with four arms mounted on an overhead suspension, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System can rotate into practically any position, giving surgeons even more flexibility and autonomy to reach more areas of the body than ever before. Additionally, the system is equipped with immersive high-definition, three-dimensional visualization, the latest in real-time fluorescence imaging, and advanced instrumentation, allowing for incredible accuracy all through the smallest incisions possible.

“The da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand,” says Dr. Penney. “The surgeon is always 100 percent in control, but the technology translates their hand movements into smaller, precise movements.”

Surgeons at Riverview Medical Center utilize the da Vinci Si and Xi Surgical Systems for the following procedures:

Conditions & Treatments


  • Lung Cancer
  • Cancer of the Esophagus
  • Cancer of the Chest Wall
  • Birth Defect of the Chest
  • Tumors in the organs of the chest cavity


  • Small Intestine Disease


  • Fibroids
  • Excessive Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Ovarian Tumors
  • Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy


  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urinary Obstruction
  • Tumors on the adrenal glands
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Nephrectomy (radical and partial)
  • Reconstructive
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Prostatectomy


  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

General Surgery

  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Fundoplication for Reflux Disease
  • Small Intestine Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Single Incision Surgery

“The robotics program at Riverview Medical Center is booming,” says Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center. “In fact, David Dupree, M.D., a general surgeon with Riverview Medical Center, recently completed our one thousandth robotics case. With the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, we will be able to help many more community members in need.”

For more information about The Center for Robotic Surgery at Riverview Medical Center, please call 732-530-2442.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center

Riverview Medical Center is a 468-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, surgical services, emergency and critical cancer services. Riverview’s Cancer Care Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview Medical Center is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit