North Mississippi Medical Center hospitals in Tupelo, Amory and West Point offer 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-Tupelo 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 and North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point.
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.