MEDFORD, Ore. – Providence Medford Medical Center is shedding light on its robotic technology offered in the operating room. Da Vinci Surgical System is a robot that doctors at Providence can use to perform minimally-invasive procedures and it’s one of the newest techniques available for the treatment of gynecologic cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, and prolapse.
Providence Medford Medical Center was the first in southern Oregon and northern California to offer robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci robot. Doctors with Providence say the state-of-the-art system gives the surgeon a clearer view, minimizing risk of damage to delicate and confined organs such as the bladder.
While laparoscopic techniques are ideal for simple surgeries, Providence staff says the precision of the da Vinci Surgical System enables Providence’s credentialed surgeons to conduct more complex procedures, where previously an open surgery was the only choice.
The robot can be used on a number of surgeries including pancreatectomy, prostatectomy, adrenalectomy, cholecystectomy, colon resection, esophagectomy, gastrectomy, and hiatal hernia repair.
Watch the video above to see this robot in action.