Open Accessibility Menu


Minimally invasive surgical option provides quicker recovery for patients

POMONA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 — Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, a leading medical, surgical and rehabilitation service provider, today announced the recent acquisition of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System for use in its new Medical Surgical Wing, which houses three state-of-the-art operating rooms. The da Vinci Xi System was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

By enabling efficient access throughout the abdomen or chest, the da Vinci Xi System expands upon core da Vinci features, including wristed instruments, 3D-HD visualization, intuitive motion and an ergonomic design. As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100 percent in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Key features include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

“The da Vinci Xi Surgical System at Casa Colina Hospital is the pinnacle of minimally invasive surgical technology, providing superior optics, improved ergonomics, and precise instrumentation. The result is smaller scars, faster recovery and better outcomes for patients,” said Harry W. Ou, M.D., FACS, a board-certified surgeon at Casa Colina.

The da Vinci Xi System is an expandable technology platform that is designed to accommodate and seamlessly integrate a range of current technologies as well as future innovations in areas such as imaging, advanced instruments and anatomical access.

“We are proud to be among the first to use this innovative, minimally invasive surgical technology in the Los Angeles market,” said Felice Loverso, Ph.D., president and CEO of Casa Colina. “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with the best possible healthcare available, and the implementation of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System in Casa Colina Hospital’s new Medical Surgical Wing is a perfect example of this commitment.”

For more information on minimally invasive surgical options at Casa Colina Hospital, call 909/596-7733, ext. 3900 or visit

About Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare was founded in 1936 in Chino, Calif., under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children with polio. In the early 1950s, when polio was at epidemic proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona, Calif. In 1959, the new hospital was completed, and Casa Colina expanded its physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to build a continuum of rehabilitative care unmatched in the Western United States. Casa Colina was recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2015 as the 13th largest rehabilitation provider in the country. Services offered to the community include a state-of-the-art hospital offering acute rehabilitation and medical surgical care, outpatient services, post-acute residential rehabilitation care, children's services, adult day health care, specialized physician clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery center, outdoor recreation program, a medical office building, and more. The new Casa Colina Hospital Medical Surgical Wing Medical opened to the community on April 1, 2016. For more information, please visit