robotic surgery

Hillcrest Robotic Surgery Program Draws Surgeons from across the US

The robotic surgery program at Hillcrest Medical Center is quickly growing and drawing attention from across the country. Earlier this year a case was broadcast on a live feed to an audience of surgical teams in Baltimore at the Society of American Gastroinstestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Conference.

 

100th Single Site Gallbladder Procedure with da Vinci Robot

Hillcrest Medical Center Chairman of Surgery Dr. Eugene Dickens completed the 100th Single Site Gallbladder surgery by use of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System January 21, 2013. Hillcrest Medical Center is the first hospital in Tulsa to reach this milestone. Dr. Dickens explains why this is significant for patients in Oklahoma as the robotic surgery program at Hillcrest Medical Center continues to expand.

 

Urologic Surgery - Robotic Surgery

Urologic Conditions

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The key elements in the system are the kidneys, a pair of fist-sized organs located below the ribs toward the middle of the back. The kidneys remove excess liquid and wastes from the blood in the form of urine. They keep a stable balance of salts and other substances in the blood, and produce a hormone that helps to form red blood cells. Narrow tubes called ureters carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder - a sack-like organ in the lower abdomen.

 

Robotic Surgery Safety

When considering surgical treatment options, many patients have concerns about safety. In particular, patients question whether Hillcrest da Vinci Robitic Surgery is as safe as traditional methods.

In fact, the Hillcrest da Vinci Surgical System has been used successfully in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide. In addition, da Vinci offers multiple, redundant safety features, which make the most effective, least invasive approach potentially as safe as traditional surgical methods.

 

Gynecology - Robotic Surgery

Until recently, surgery for most gynecologic conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision. This is because while conventional laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, the long-handled, rigid instruments used in laparoscopy are not usually considered effective for delicate or complex operations.

Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – Hillcrest Robotic Surgery da Vinci Surgery.

 

Gallbladder Surgery - Robotic Surgery

Facing Gallbladder Surgery?

Learn why Hillcrest Robotic Surgery Single-Site™ da Vinci® Surgery may be your best option for virtually scarless results.