If you require surgery or a surgical procedure, you want the peace of mind that your operation is being performed with the utmost precision and ability.
Thanks to robotic surgery practices, surgeons across the nation now can see and reach places in the body previously much more difficult to access through traditional or “open” surgery practices. And these procedures are becoming more common and preferred. The year 2017 saw 693,000 robotic surgeries performed in the United States, and robot-assisted procedures accounted for 15.1 percent of all general surgeries in 2018, up from just 1.8 percent in 2012.
At Longstreet Clinic we have the added advantage of utilizing the da Vinci Robotic System, which allows our experienced, board-certified surgeons to provide the most minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery procedures possible.
About the da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci robotic surgery system translates surgeon’s movements outside the body to the instruments being used inside the body. This innovative technology provides the surgeon with superior visibility and precision. This, in turn, reduces operation time and allows physicians to work more efficiently.
The equipment includes an ergonomic physician’s console, where the doctor sits and views the surgical area through a high definition 3D vision system. Here, the surgeon makes precisely controlled micro movements through the master controls that translate to the robotic arms.
The computer processors of the system not only enable the doctor’s movements, but also perform thousands of safety checks throughout the procedure to ensure accuracy and safety to the patient.
The da Vinci robot presents a huge advancement in surgery because of the new level of technical capability – one that enables minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for more complex procedures.
The benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery include:
- Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
- Less pain and blood loss
- Quicker recovery
- Smaller, less noticeable scars
And the da Vinci robot is not a brand-new technology here. In fact, our surgeons have been using this system at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for years and are experts at this fascinating and groundbreaking technology that allows the most precise operations possible in a wide variety of disciplines.
Robotic surgery options at Longstreet Clinic
The da Vinci system offers our patients an efficient surgery experience in these procedures:
- Hernia Repair
- Colorectal Surgery
- Single Incision Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
- Gynecological Surgery (Hysterectomy & Oophorectomy)
- Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy & Gastric Bypass)
Our board-certified surgeons are fully equipped with the latest technology to fit your needs and are committed to providing you with the best care available. Our physicians are highly trained and experienced with the da Vinci System and will communicate with you every step of the way.
In fact, a number of Longstreet Clinic physicians have been recognized as robotic surgery leaders in their fields. Learn more.
At Longstreet Clinic, our commitment to the patient means that we strive for excellence in all that we do. We also understand that every patient is different, and so we weave a personalized care approach into each patient that we serve.
And just because we utilize robotic surgery does not mean that we offer a robotic approach to healthcare. On the contrary, we strive to work side-by-side with our patients, providing a comfortable, knowledgeable atmosphere in which every patient gets the care and answers they expect.
Contact us today
If you are facing a condition or health issue that may require surgery, talk to your physician about the benefits of robotic surgery. Our care providers are always happy to answer your questions and provide a full range of information concerning our procedures and approaches – including how our da Vinci robot or laparoscopic surgery may best benefit your health.
Longstreet Clinic’s staff of surgeons, advanced practice providers and specialized healthcare professionals work hard to make each stage of your experience with us a pleasant and successful one. Contact us at 770-536-2323 to get started.