Las Vegas, Nev. (November 20, 2014)  — MountainView Hospital and its Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery is the first facility in Las Vegas to receive the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries.

The new technology, approved by the FDA on April 1, provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon.

Being the first Las Vegas hospital to offer the da Vinci Xi as a surgical option reinforces MountainView’s commitment to the healthcare of Southern Nevada’s residents and speaks to the depth and strength of MountainView’s robotic surgery program, said Chris Mowan, MountainView CEO.

“MountainView’s new addition, the da Vinci Xi, puts MountainView on the leading edge for minimally invasive surgical procedures,” Mowan said. “This is a significant advancement in patient care for the Las Vegas Valley.”

The hospital will receive the da Vinci Xi on Thursday, November 20. Dr. Arnold D. Chung, cardiothoracic surgeon with MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, will perform the first case on the da Vinci Xi on Friday, November 21. Dr. Chung is the only thoracic surgeon in Las Vegas utilizing the da Vinci Surgical Systems.

“This is a significant investment by MountainView Hospital into the health of our community,” said Dr. Chung. “The da Vinci Xi is the next step in minimally invasive surgical technology and will allow us to perform more complex procedures across an array of disciplines.”

The da Vinci Xi has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci Xi system, and has the ability to be used for thoracic, colorectal, gynecological and general surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows for a quicker recovery time, less pain, less bleeding and shorter hospitalization.

The Xi possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view. The da Vinci Xi system’s new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before.

MountainView continues to be the leader in robotic surgery, offering an extensive panel of surgeons and pairing them with trained staff and nurses, who are part of dedicated robotic surgical teams. The da Vinci Xi joins MountainView’s two da Vinci Si robotic systems which will continue to be an advanced, minimally-invasive surgical option for patients.

MountainView offers many different types of robotically assisted procedures including ear, nose and throat (ENT), gynecological, fertility and gynecological oncology, urogynecological, urology, thoracic, colorectal and general surgery including single-site gallbladder surgery. For a full list of procedures performed by the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please visit: To find a physician who practices at MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please call (702) 233-5474.

About MountainView Hospital:

MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. 

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3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128

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