Da Vinci makes surgeries less invasive, more precise
by The Press and Standard | May 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 8, 2019 at 1:38 pm
Surgeons at Colleton Medical Center are using the Da Vinci robot to make surgeries less invasive and more precise.
Da Vinci robotic surgery is a less invasive technique and offers several potential benefits, including a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine, a faster recovery and smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring.
Colleton Medical Center will be hosting a community seminar on May 14 to answer questions and discuss the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. People may register at ColletonMedical.com/Surgical or call (843) 782-2525.
“A variety of specialties are now using the new Da Vinci robot at Colleton Medical Center to take advantage of the technology,” said Dr. Angela Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a gynecologist at Walterboro OBGYN and one of the surgeons utilizing the robot at Colleton Medical Center.
“Being able to provide the opportunity for a less invasive and less painful surgery to the community is a remarkable benefit to Colleton Medical Center,” she said.
Dr. Fisher, along with Dr. Laura Dacks and Dr. Karl Stiegler, use the Da Vinci robot which provides a magnified 3D view, allowing surgeons to see a much more detailed visualization of the anatomy.
“Robotic surgery, in general, is an abstract idea for most people. It is exciting to be able to share the technology we use with the community,” Dr. Fisher said.
For more information about surgical services at Colleton Medical Center, call (843) 782-2000.