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General Surgery

Fairview Park Hospital is changing the surgical experience for patients in Central Middle Georgia through the use of state-of-the art robotic surgery. Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, doctors now have alternatives to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that enables them to provide patients the best of both approaches.

Robotic-assisted surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery, using the da Vinci® Surgical System, is a minimally invasive surgical option that is beneficial for performing complex surgeries. This system allows surgeons to operate through tiny incisions of 1 – 2 cm with greater vision, precision, dexterity and control. The avoidance of any major incision dramatically reduces the traumatic impact of the operation. As a result, patients recover more quickly, experience less pain, and have fewer complications.

Medical Conditions Treated

Surgeons at Fairview Park Hospital can treat the following general medical conditions using da Vinci® robotic surgery.

General Abdominal Conditions

  • Gallbladder Disease and Stones
  • Hernias
  • Gastric Disease & Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Colorectal Disease

What are the Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

Compared with traditional surgery, the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions with minimal scarring
  • Less trauma to the patient, including less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Decreased use of pain medication
  • Less bleeding
  • Decreased risk of infection

How Robotic-Assisted Surgery Works

During robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon is in 100% control of the robotic surgical system. The surgeon’s hands control the movement and placement of the instruments. The robotic “arm and wrist” movements mimic those of the surgeon’s hand to enable the surgeon to follow the same steps as traditional surgery.

If you would like to find out whether you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery or to learn more about minimally invasive abdominal or urological surgery, contact us at (478) 738-6277.