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AdventHealth Hendersonville Enhances Patient Care with da Vinci® Robot Technology

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Enhances Patient Care with da Vinci® Robot Technology

Mar. 29, 2022; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville is innovating surgery options for patients with the integration of the da Vinci® Xi robot into the operating room. Surgeons trained on the da Vinci systems can view the surgical site using magnified 3D HD technology, allowing them to make more precise adjustments during colon, cardiological, bariatric and gynecological procedures, just to name a few. Robotic surgeries mean less blood loss, less pain, less risk of infection, minimal scarring and a quicker recovery for patients.

AdventHealth Hendersonville will use the da Vinci® Xi to perform general, urological, colorectal and thoracic surgeries. AdventHealth Urologist, Nina Harkhani was the first to use the robot on February 16 during a successful prostatectomy. She explains, “The patients spend less time in the surgery and recover much faster. They are resuming physical activity – taking walks, playing pickleball and seeing family up to six weeks faster than with traditional open surgery and up to four weeks sooner than with laparoscopic surgery.”

Dr. Harkhani has had patients share how much they appreciate what they call the “red carpet” experience AdventHealth’s Surgery Services team has laid out for them. That experience includes connecting with Robotics Surgery Nurse Navigator, Chrissy Miller, BSN, RN, CPPS. She makes sure patients feel well prepared before surgery by walking them through what to expect before, during and after their surgery.

“The da Vinci® Xi is the newest addition to the robotic surgery platforms available for patients choosing AdventHealth Hendersonville for their care,” said Brandon Nudd, President and CEO of AdventHealth Hendersonville. “We are excited to have this state-of-the-art technology in place to help our patients receive high quality care that is less invasive and helps people get back to enjoying their lives and feeling whole sooner.”

AdventHealth is committed to investing in the most advanced technology and innovation to provide exceptional, whole-person care to every patient, every time. To learn more about the Robotic Surgery program at AdventHealth Hendersonville, visit