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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital surgeons have surpassed performing 1,000 robot-assisted procedures. To learn more, read below and ask your doctor if robotic surgery is right for you!

da Vinci Surgical Robot A state-of-the-art alternative treatment is robotic surgery using the da Vinci system. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is currently one of a few facilities across Tennessee using this minimally invasive, innovative equpment.

Many surgical procedures performed today using standard laparoscopic technique may be performed more quickly and easily using the da Vinci system. Traditional laparoscopy offers a better alternative to surgery with a large incision and it has been widely accepted for a specific number of procedures.

Prior to General Hospital purchasing the new equipment, people went to Memphis and Nashville to have these robotic procedures performed. Now they can stay closer to home and get the same high quality care.

The da Vinci system is used to perform these procedures:

  • Cardiothoracic
  • Hysterectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • General Surgical procedures

How does it work?

Using the da Vinci Surgical system, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers grasp the master controls below the display, with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist, and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.

Among the benefits for the patients are:

  • Improved outcomes
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery
  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Less scarring

Ask your doctor about the possibility and the risks of any surgical procedure. As results may vary, da Vinci Surgical System may not be right for every one. It is best to consult with your physician or healthcare provider.


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