Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    New Surgical Robot at Phoebe Sumter Hospital Allows for More Precise and Efficient Procedures

    Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus, Georgia, has acquired a new surgical robot, the DaVinci Surgical System, which is revolutionizing the way surgeries are performed. With high-definition 3D vision and the ability to make complex surgical procedures through small incisions, the DaVinci robot offers numerous benefits to both patients and surgeons.

    One of the main advantages of the DaVinci system is the ability to make smaller incisions, resulting in less pain and a quicker return to normal activities after surgery. According to Bariatric and General Surgeon for Phoebe Sumter, Jeremy Joyner, the system not only enhances existing procedures but also allows for the performance of new procedures that were not possible before.

    The robot’s precision and vision contribute to a decrease in tissue tension, bleeding, and complications. Surgeons can make precise adjustments with more range of motion, providing better outcomes for patients. Gynecologist Jacqueline McLatchy highlighted how the DaVinci robot has expanded their access to more complex cases, such as severe endometriosis and patients with comorbidities.

    Currently, the DaVinci robot is primarily used for scheduled procedures, but Phoebe Sumter Hospital plans to extend its use to urgent and emergency cases once their staff is fully trained. This technology brings high-end healthcare closer to rural areas, reducing the need for patients to travel long distances for specialized surgeries.

    Since the introduction of the DaVinci robot, there has been a noticeable increase in patients specifically requesting robotic surgery over other minimally invasive or open surgical options. This is a testament to the benefits of greater precision, quicker recovery, and reduced complications that the new technology offers.

    Overall, the addition of the DaVinci Surgical System at Phoebe Sumter Hospital is transforming the way surgeries are performed, allowing for more precise and efficient procedures. Patients in the local community and beyond now have access to advanced surgical techniques without the need for long-distance travel.

    – WALB – AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB):