100th Robotic Surgery Celebrated
We just celebrated our 100th surgery on January 14, 2010, using the Da Vinci® Surgical System, 18 months after our first procedure was performed! Meet our five surgeons trained to use our robotic system: From left to right: Chester Koh, MD, Andy Chang, MD, Cathy Shin, MD, Roger DeFilippo, MD, and Donald Shaul, MD (photo by Robin Moore-DeCapua)
So what exactly are the benefits of robotic surgery?
Dr. Koh explains, "The Da Vinci robot allows us to perform minimally invasive surgery for many procedures that were previously done with a large open incision. This allows our patients to go home more quickly, use less pain medication, and leaves only tiny scars that are barely visible."