Robotics Institute

da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery

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Changing the Surgery Experience

If you or a loved are thinking about having a hysterectomy or a prostatectomy, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. Doctors Hospital of Augusta uses Robotic Surgery in the treatment of the following areas:


(Left to Right: OB/GYN - Indrani Bongu, M.D.; Cardiothoracic - Philip Catalano, MD; Urogynecology - Brent Parnell, MD, FACOG; Bariatric - Michael Blaney, MD; OB/GYN- Kathryn Knodel, M.D.; Bill Byars, M.D.; Colorectal - Barry Jenkins, MD; Urology- Prakash Maniam, MD; Urogynecology- Barbara Robinson, MD; OB/GYN- Niti Carlson, MD; Colorectal - John Cheape, MD; OB/GYN - Radhika Subramanian, M.D.; Rafael Jordan, M.D.; Alan Joseph, MD; General Surgery - Samana Zulu, MD; OB/GYN - Cristian Thomae, M.D.)

The da Vinci® 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

It is important to know that da Vinci surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the da Vinci surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.

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Video in operating room provided by Doctors Hospital.

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daVinci® Robotic Bariatric Surgery

Learn more about da Vinci surgery through the eyes of patients

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. da Vinci Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

AIMIS Award in in Women’s Health Surgery

The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) has awarded Doctors Hospital as a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery.

A hospital can be recognized as a Center for Excellence once it meets minimally-invasive surgery standards and outcomes as defined by AIMIS.

The designation represents Doctors Hospital’s commitment to offering expert surgical care and new and proven medical technologies, including the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Patients that have robotic-assisted surgery experience:

  • - Reduced hospital stays
  • - Less pain and scarring
  • - Faster recovery time than those undergoing traditional surgery.