New robotic technology featured at Community Hospital North

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New robotic technology featured at Community Hospital North

For release on August 11, 2014

Indianapolis, IN--- Community Hospital North has joined an elite group of hospitals nationwide that now feature the latest surgical robotic technology called the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Xi System. 

The da Vinci Xi System has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci System. It can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally-invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries.  These advances will be particularly beneficial in colon cases, where a surgeon must access different quadrants of the body.

According to Shekar Narayanan, M.D., a colon and rectal surgeon practicing at Community Hospital North, “This is the technology that colorectal surgeons have been waiting for and have needed for robotic surgery to benefit patients with colon cancer and disease.  With the ability of this technology to access all four quadrants of the patient’s abdomen, the robot can be docked one time and the entire procedure can be done with the best available visualization in the shortest amount of time.”

Community Health Network now features surgical robotic technology at the North, East, South, and Anderson campuses.  For more information regarding this technology, visit

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit or call 800-777-7775.




Lynda de Widt
Media Relations