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Robotic-assisted General Surgery

While surgery is generally the most effective treatment option for a range of abdominal and other conditions, traditional open surgery with a large incision has its drawbacks - pain, trauma, a long recovery time and a risk of infection. 

Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, physicians now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy that may allow them to provide patients with the best of both open and laparoscopic approaches.

With the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before. da Vinci can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Surgeons performing robotic-assisted general surgery:

Edward Garber, M.D.
Daniel Henriksen, M.D.
Dennis E. Johnson, M.D.
John Monk, Jr., M.D.
Thomas Nicholson, M.D.
Ignacio Prats, M.D.
Heather Thieme, M.D.
Paul Sipe, M.D.

For more information about robotic-assisted general surgery at WellSpan York Hospital or a referral to a general surgeon certified in da Vinci surgery, call the WellSpan HealthSource at (717) 851-3500 or (800) 840-5905.


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