Robotic surgery now offered at St. Mary's

By Laura Forbes - bio | emailTwitter
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - St. Mary's unveiled the Da Vinci Surgery System Thursday. The state-of the-art surgical tool is now available at another Tri-State hospital.

It's a tool that can make a smaller cut while cutting recovery time in half.

"It's kind of like 'honey I shrunk the doctor,'" said Minimally Invasive Coordinator Jamie Kaiser.  "The doctor sits at the 3D console and it's like he's walking up and into the anatomy."

Kaiser says it allows doctors to be more precise with small structures and moving around corners.

They say it has benefits over other minimally invasive procedures because the view is three dimensional and the movements are intuitive.

This isn't new to the Tri-State.

Deaconess has had the Da Vinci Surgery System for a couple years, Methodist added one a few months ago and OMHS recently announced they're getting a second.

"Really all across the country, it's the best technology for patient outcomes," Kaiser says. "So it's important that it's available to all doctors."

With this addition it's available to that many more tri-state doctors and their patients.

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