Jackson-Madison County General Hospital surgeons have completed over 5,000 robotic surgeries since 2009. To learn more, read below and ask your doctor if robotic surgery is right for you.
A state-of-the-art alternative to traditional surgeries 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 equipment. JMCGH has three robotic surgery tools, including one of the only da Vinci XI’s in the United States.
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 Jackson-Madison County 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.
There are currently 22 surgeons using the da Vinci system to perform these procedures:
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:
The da Vinci XI machine offers even higher precision for more complex procedures. Some of the benefits include:
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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