HGB adds da Vinci robotic surgical system

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has added a da Vinci surgical system to complement its surgical services.

“HGB has been exploring the opportunity to add a robotic surgical system for our community and Patients, and believe it’s the right time to expand our surgical services,” said Tiffany Friar, R.N., M.S.N., HGB chief nursing officer and vice president of quality. “As we renovate our surgery suite during The Promise Project and improve our Patient experience, we now have the space and the demand in our community to support offering this kind of technology.”

According to da Vinci, the SI system was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. It can be used across a spectrum of procedures and is optimized for general surgery, as well as for gynecology and urology, and some pain procedures.

During a robot-assisted procedure, the surgeon is 100 percent in control of the da Vinci system, which translates into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments during surgery. This means virtually scarless results for the Patient, as well as fewer complications, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery time.

Currently the robotic system is being used for general surgery procedures at HGB, especially for hernia procedures. It will eventually be used to perform urology and gynecology procedures in the near future.

“We are excited to demonstrate the da Vinci and how it works,” Friar said. “Watch for hernia screening events that will help community members identify if they are a candidate for robot-assisted surgery.”

Patients who are experiencing pain in the groin area, nausea or abdominal bulging should talk to their primary care provider about a referral to HGB’s robotically trained general surgery team.