Robotic assisted surgery now available at SRMC,
Benefits of robotic assisted surgery include faster recovery time for patients
PETERSBURG — Southside Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of robotic assisted surgery, the first of its kind to be offered in the Tri-Cities.
SRMC performed its first cases on Tuesday. The new equipment features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand.
The robotic assisted technology allows surgeons to operate using the tiniest incisions - with greater vision, precision and control.
Chief Executive Officer Trent Nobles, who was instrumental in bringing the new technology to Southside Regional Medical Center touted the technology for certain procedures.
"This technology, which performs advanced maneuvers, opens the door for a wider range of laparoscopic procedures to be completed with a robot technique at SRMC.”
Tejwant Datta, MD, FACS, both a general and bariatric surgeon at SRMC, is trained in this highly specialized surgical approach and performed the first robotic assisted surgeries on Tuesday.
According to Dr. Datta, “robotic surgery (as opposed to traditional open surgery) offers a faster recovery for patients. Generally, patients experience a shorter recuperation period with less intense pain and many can return to their normal routine in a shorter period of time. Our ultimate goal is to provide exceptional, compassionate care to our patients, using advanced technology for the best patient outcomes.”
Examples of surgical procedures that have benefitted from robotic surgery include, but are not limited to: urologic (prostate) surgery, general laparoscopic surgery, gynecologic surgery such as hysterectomies and ovary removal for benign conditions, certain thoracic procedures, gallbladder removal and early stage (T1 or T2) cancers.
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Robotic assisted surgery allows for higher precision when operating.