August 05, 2016
Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of healthcare technology, Fairview Park Hospital has become the first hospital in Dublin, Georgia, and the 13 counties surrounding it, to perform robotic assisted Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) using the da Vinci(R) Surgical System. The procedure was performed by Corbin Mullis, M.D.
The da Vinci Surgical System can be used across an array of surgeries. Currently, Fairview Park Hospital offers robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery in four different surgical specialties, including General Surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, and now ENT Surgery.
"The use of robots in the operating room, with their miniature instruments and improved maneuverability, strengthens and enhances Fairview Park's ongoing commitment to provide patients with the best medical care possible," said Dr. Mullis. "I am excited to be able to offer such advanced and precise surgical care to my patients right here in Dublin."
The da Vinci(R) Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci Surgery System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits of da Vinci Surgery may include:
- 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
Attached Photo: Corbin Mullis, M.D. is board certified in head and neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is the only surgeon in Dublin certified to perform TORS using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Dr. Mullis is an independently practicing otolaryngologist on the medical staff of Fairview Park Hospital.