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Robotic Surgery

Robotics is a cutting-edge method of performing surgery using only a few small incisions, or keyholes similar to those used in laparoscopic cases, as ports for instruments that allow access to the heart, lungs and abdomen, while at the same time fine-tuning the technical skills of the surgeon. This surgery is performed in a three-dimensional (3D) image compared to the two dimensions of laparoscopic surgery.

The use of the da Vinci Surgical System® for a patient’s procedure rather than an open incision procedure can mean a shorter length of stay for the patient, a quicker return to normal activities, significantly less pain, less complications, less blood loss and less scarring.

Robotic instrumentation works by mimicking the motions and movements of the surgeon’s hands and fingers in a highly magnified 3D environment.

At Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the da Vinci Surgical System is being used for:

Future applications include cardiac surgery procedures.

The purchase of the da Vinci Surgical System was made possible though an anonymous gift of $1 million to The Medical Center Foundation as a part of their Healthy Journey II campaign.

Like all new technology, robotic surgery is not appropriate for all patients. Depending on the application, there are many factors about the patient and his condition that indicate if he’s a good candidate for robotic surgery; therefore, it’s important to talk with your doctor.

Learn more about surgeons who perform robotic surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and watch their videos:

Bariatric

Alex Nguyen, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

General Surgery

Chad Copper, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Daniel Mullis, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Alex Nguyen, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Surgical Associates

Gynecology

Jason Bailey, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Lakeside OB/GYN

Robert Brett Barger, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Clayton Cox, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Heritage OB/GYN

Zack Dillard, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Caro "Cricket" Garlich, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Holt Harrison, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Heritage OB/GYN

Ross Jacobson, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Frank Lake, Jr., MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Heritage OB/GYN

Keshma Saujani, MD
The Longstreet Clinic, PC

Jeffrey Ward, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Heritage OB/GYN

Gynecologic Oncology

Andrew Green, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gynecologic Oncology
Medical Director of the Robotic Surgical Program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Urological

Raj Ayyathurai, MD
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Urology

Thomas Fassuliotis, MD
Gainesville Urology

Ryan Fogg, MD
Gainesville Urology

Kapil Pareek, MD
Northeast Georgia Physician Group Urology

Brent Sharpe, MD
Northeast Georgia Urological Associates

David Woo, MD
Gainesville Urology

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