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Robotic Surgery

 

If you require surgery, you owe it to yourself to explore all your options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

North Mississippi Medical Center is home to the largest robotic surgery program in this area, with four da Vinci® Surgical Systems.

 

Common robotic procedures at NMMC include:

 

Gynecology

 

  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis resection
  • Myomectomy (surgical removal of uterine fibroids)
  • Oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries)

 

Urology

 

  • Prostate
  • Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal glands)
  • Nephrectomy (kidney surgery)
  • Cystectomy (bladder surgery)
  • Pyeloplasty (reconstructive surgery of the kidney/ureter)

 

General Surgery

  • Hernia (numerous types)
  • Gallbladder
  • Colon
  • Gastric surgery

 

Benefits to the patient include:

 

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

 
Benefits to the surgeon include:

 

  • 3-D Visualization. Provides the surgeon with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field. This direct and natural hand-eye instrument alignment is similar to open surgery with “all around” vision and the ability to zoom in and zoom out.
  • Dexterity. Instinctive operative controls make complex minimally invasive surgery procedures feel more like open surgery than laparoscopic surgery.
  • Surgical precision
  • Access. Surgeons perform complex surgical maneuvers through 8-mm ports, eliminating the need for large traumatic incisions.
  • Range of motion. Surgeons have the ability to rotate instruments more than 360 degrees through tiny incisions.