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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Reaches Milestone in Robotic Surgical Procedures

Published on February 16, 2018

Surgeons at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) have now performed more than 5,000 robotic procedures utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System.

“Our patients benefit tremendously from robotic surgery as compared to traditional procedures which often require larger, open incisions,” says Andrew Green, MD, a gynecologic oncologist with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group and medical director of the Robotic Surgical Program at NGMC. “Common advantages include smaller incisions and less blood loss, which can also decrease the need for narcotic pain medicine. These benefits often translate to a shorter hospital stay and, in general, a quicker return to normal activities for our patients.” 

NGMC offers patients a robust robotic surgical program that includes more than 30 specially-trained surgeons representing a multitude of specialties: bariatric, colorectal, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, thoracic, urology and general surgery.

Together, NGMC’s Gainesville and Braselton campuses house four state-of-the-art robots, allowing surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision, dexterity and control. In some cases, surgeons can even use the robot to perform procedures through the patient’s navel, resulting in virtually no scarring.

In addition to providing robotic surgical services for its patients, NGMC also serves as a teaching facility for other surgeons and staff from across the U.S. who want to learn and fine-tune these techniques.

Learn more about NGMC’s Robotic Surgical Program at www.nghs.com/robotic-surgery.

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Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for almost 1 million people across the region through three hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and more than 700 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. Learn more at www.nghs.com
 

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