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A da Vinci Robot will soon be used in some surgical procedures, including bariatric surgery at the Health Center.

“We’re committed to providing the best possible care and helping the community stay healthy and heal faster through minimally invasive robotic surgery. Behind the advanced surgical robot is a team of highly trained surgeons and dedicated healthcare professionals,” explained President and CEO Kim Uphoff.

Robotic surgery has many advantages for appropriate patients, including smaller incisions and reduced recovery times. At Sarah Bush Lincoln, the da Vinci surgical system gives the surgeon 100 percent control of the robotic-assisted system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The system’s 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view (up to 10X), virtually extending their eyes and hands.

When recommended by your surgeon, the da Vinci surgical system can be used for these procedures: colorectal (colon resection, colorectal surgery), general surgery (hernia repair, gallbladder surgery), gynecology (hysterectomy for endometriosis, cancer, fibroid resection, and ovarian cystectomy), thoracic (lung resection for cancer), and urology (kidney surgery/nephrectomy and prostatectomy for cancer).

Patients will experience little-to-no visible scaring, less pain and faster recovery. These advancements in innovative surgical care are now available close to home for Sarah Bush Lincoln patients.

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