August 08, 2023
DALLAS – Medical City Dallas celebrated the completion of its 20,000th robotic surgery this week, a milestone that makes it one of the busiest robotic programs in the region.
“This milestone underscores an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation by our physicians and care teams,” says Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas. “We’re dedicated to providing patient-centric care with the latest tools and equipment to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to our community.”
The first robotic procedure at the hospital was performed in 2006 and the program has steadily expanded ever since. Today, eight robotic systems are used by more than a dozen physicians for various procedures, including bariatric, gynecological, gastrointestinal and urological.
Surgeons at Medical City Dallas, many of whom teach the latest robotic techniques to other physicians around the country, perform more than 1,200 cases each year.
“Our goal is to provide high-quality care while offering various options to achieve what is best for patients,” says Glenn Hardesty, DO, assistant chief medical officer of Medical City Dallas. “The precision and efficiency of robotic technology elevate the standard of surgical excellence for both the patient and the surgeon.”
Robotic technology allows surgeons to operate through small incisions, which can be roughly the size of a dime. Benefits, depending on the procedure performed and other factors, may include:
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced pain
- Quicker recovery
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
The technology also provides physicians enhanced vision, precision and control, with a 3D view inside the body. Instruments can bend and rotate beyond the normal movement of the human hand and translate the surgeon's movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments.
Learn more about robotic surgery at Medical City Dallas.