Providence’s new da Vinci Xi provides enhanced surgical options closer to home


Robot-assisted surgery offers patients potential benefits such as faster recovery, minimal scarring, more

Ascension Providence’s operating rooms are home to some of the top surgeons in Central Texas, and now, also home to the new state-of-the-art fourth generation da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

This minimally invasive approach allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries through tiny incisions with greater precision, vision and control, offering patients potential benefits such as faster recovery, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and minimal scarring.

The da Vinci Xi is used for many procedures in the areas or urology, gynecology and general surgery, including hernia repair. The addition of the new technology provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization, enhanced dexterity and greater precision. Wristed instruments translate the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements, allowing them to access harder-to-reach areas.

Ascension Providence began using robotic-assisted surgery in 2013 and continues to expand the program to offer exceptional surgical care, closer to home. Providence’s robotic surgery program remains the only one of its kind in Waco.