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Robotic Surgery

da Vinci Surgical System, the Latest in Robotic Surgery


Baptist Health Corbin is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® SSurgical System to our operating room and to our community. This is a significant arrival because of the value it offers our surgical staff and those in the region we serve.

The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional and open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.  The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform event the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.   


The patient may experience these benefits: 

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes


The da Vinci® Shas several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room. Here are a few features of the da Vinci® S:


  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision far greater than even the human hand
  • Updated and simplified user interface to enhance OR efficiency
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort


Together, these technological advancements provide our surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures. Commenting on the introduction of the da Vinci S System, Sherrie Mays, Director of Surgical Services said, “We believe that the new features of the da Vinci S System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.”


da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. This acquisition compliments our goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. It can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, and colorectal surgery.

da Vinci Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men.  Among your concerns is:  "Will my body function normally following surgery?" Traditional open urologic surgery in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted.  Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on incontinence and sexual function.


da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery.  This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined, but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.


 da Vinci Hysteretomy


Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures.  Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.


For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option.  Through tiny, one to two centimeter incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci system can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.