Three-Year-Old Assists in 1,000th Robotic Surgery


robotic surgery concept artSeptember 17, 2015, WACO – The Robotic Institute at Ascension Providence hit a milestone this month and celebrated their 1,000th da Vinci® robotic assisted surgery since the system was introduced less than 3 years ago.

Robotic technology has changed the face of surgery for many procedures in the areas of urology, gynecology and general surgery. Our team of 13 surgeons—along with an entire robotic surgery team—have received specialized training in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, allowing complex surgeries to be performed through tiny incisions with greater precision, vision and control. For patients, this means potential benefits such as faster recovery, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and minimal scarring.

Congratulations to the entire Robotic Surgical Team in reaching this milestone!