Robotic-assisted Surgery at Blount Memorial
Learn more about robot-assisted gynecological, urological and bariatric procedures at Blount Memorial.
Several Blount Memorial surgeons are specially trained to use the da Vinci Si, the world's only robotic surgical system with 3D high-definition vision. Specific procedures available to individual patients will depend on a number of factors. Here's a quick overview of some of the robot-assisted procedures available at Blount Memorial.
Robot-assisted Gynecologic Procedures:
Many gynecologic procedures previously requiring hospitalization now can be done on an outpatient basis using the da Vinci Si. This sophisticated system, offers Blount Memorial obstetrician/gynecologists Dr. Kimberly Ballard, Dr. Patrick Morgan and Dr. Tracie Traver unparalleled precision, dexterity and control.
The precise, minimally invasive technique also can help reduce the length of stay for qualified patients undergoing major gynecologic surgeries including hysterectomy. While individual patient treatment options are based on a number of factors, robot-assisted surgery can be used to remove fibroids, ovarian cysts, ovaries, fallopian tubes and scar tissue, as well as take tissue samples and treat endometrial cancer.
To determine if you are a candidate for robot-assisted gynecologic surgery, contact one of these Blount Memorial obstetricians/gynecologists who use the da Vinci Si for certain procedures:
Robot-assisted Urological Procedures:
Blount Memorial urologists Dr. Jeff Flickinger, Dr. Wayne Hatfield and Dr. Edward Tieng are specially trained to use robot-assisted surgery for prostate surgery and other urological procedures, including urinary incontinence treatments, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.
For qualified prostate cancer candidates, the least-invasive treatment option is the da Vinci Prostatectomy (dVP) performed using the da Vinci Si. Using the sophisticated robotic system to remove the cancerous prostate gland and related structures reduces recovery times and chance of infection, shortens hospital stays and allows patients to return to work earlier.
To determine if you are a candidate for robot-assisted urological surgery, contact one of these Blount Memorial urologists who use the da Vinci Si for certain procedures:
Robot-assisted Bariatric Procedures
The da Vinci Si is used for certain gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgical weight loss procedures. The robot's sophisticated micro-instruments allow these experienced surgeons to navigate inside the abdomen with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control.
Potential patient benefits of robot-assisted bariatric surgery include a lower risk of post-surgery complications, including intestinal leakage; less pain, blood loss and scarring; shorter hospital stays; and quicker recoveries.
To determine if you are a candidate for robot-assisted bariatric surgery, call the Blount Memorial Weight Management Center at 865-977-4673.