North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and Amory offers robotic surgery. This is one of the most effective and least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Surgeons perform 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.
Robotic surgery is performed by several physician specialists at NMMC in Tupelo. General surgeons and obstetrician/gynecologists use this technology at North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore-Amory.
Common robotic procedures are:
- Endometriosis resection
- Myomectomy (surgical removal of uterine fibroids, single site or multiport)
- Oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries, single site or multiport)
- Adrenalectomy (removal of adrenal glands)
- Nephrectomy (kidney surgery)
- Cystectomy (bladder surgery)
- Pyeloplasty (reconstructive surgery of the kidney/ureter)
- General Surgery
- Inguinal hernia
- Ventral & incisional hernia
- Hiatal hernia (Nissen fundoplication)
- Gastric surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Medistinal mass
- Wedge resection
- Lung biopsy
- Lung decortication
The benefits of robotic surgical procedures for the patient are:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- Oftentimes better clinical outcomes
The benefits of robotic surgery from the surgeon's perspective:
- 3-D Visualization. Provides the surgeon with a true three-dimensional view of the operating field. This direct and natural hand-eye instrument alignment offers “all around” vision. The surgeon has the ability to zoom in and zoom out.
- Dexterity. Minimally invasive surgery procedures feel more like open surgery than laparoscopic surgery.
- Surgical precision
- Access. Surgeons perform complex surgical maneuvers through 8-mm ports. This eliminates the need for large traumatic incisions.
- Range of motion. Surgeons can rotate instruments more than 360 degrees through tiny incisions.