Ro­botic as­sisted surgery now avail­able at SRMC,

Ben­e­fits of ro­botic as­sisted surgery in­clude faster re­cov­ery time for pa­tients

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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.

For more in­for­ma­tion about SRMC and the ser­vices it pro­vides, please visit SRMCon­


Ro­botic as­sisted surgery al­lows for higher pre­ci­sion when op­er­at­ing.

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