March 22, 2017
Bowling Green, KY – For patients suffering from certain conditions, surgery is often the best way to find relief. However, often, many people delay their procedure for fear of long recovery times. Now, thanks to advanced technologies, physicians can help patients recover faster and get back to their healthy lives through robotic surgery.
Since 2014, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital has offered the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System-the least invasive surgical option available. This advanced system has a 3D high-definition vision system that allows a surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. This translates to less physical and emotional impact of surgery for patients.
With a da Vinci® Surgery, incisions are much smaller than traditional 'open' surgery. Bottom line - patients can get back to an active and healthy lifestyle in less time. Other benefits include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and discomfort after surgery
- Less need for pain medicine
- Reduced blood loss
- Less risk of infection
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- Minimal scarring from incisions
Dr. Michael Campbell, M.D., General Surgeon, finds that this technique helps patients who suffer from hernias or gallbladder conditions. "I have had patients return very quickly to their normal daily activities from a da Vinci® surgery," said Dr. Campbell. "I am always glad to see my patients heal faster and have less pain."
Many surgical procedures using standard laparoscopic techniques may be performed more quickly and easily using the da Vinci Surgical System. "It is our goal always to get you back to the lifestyle you love as quickly and safely as possible," said Patricia Newton, R.N, robotics coordinator for TriStar Greenview. "It is our mission to make a difference for our community members. That's why we focus on the patient first. We're always looking and thinking about what is the best care for our patients. Keeping Bowling Green healthy and active - it's just what we do."
With the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, surgeons offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures in areas of urology, gynecology and general surgery. This type of surgical technique is not for everyone. Please consult your physician. For further information or a free physician referral, please call the TriStar Medline® at (615) 342-1919.