Smaller incision; greater precision
No doubt about it: heart surgery is a big deal. But thanks to the advanced technology and highly-skilled surgeons at Sacred Heart Medical Center, patients can have their hearts fixed without huge incisions and lengthy recovery processes.
The technology is amazing, but equally impressive is the fact that robotic procedures are extraordinarily safe and effective, offering patients real alternatives to traditional techniques. Learn More about Robotic Heart Surgery
What Women Want: Shorter recovery times
When Steve Brisbois, MD, an Ob-Gyn, was first approached about undergoing training to do surgeries with robotic assistance, he admits to having wondered whether the robot was “just another expensive toy.” He was soon convinced otherwise.
“It enables me to perform complex surgeries that I couldn’t otherwise perform, and to do them better and more safely,” he says. “The robot has absolute value and benefit to my patients.” Learn More about Robotic OB/GYN Surgery
Since Sacred Heart acquired its first daVinci™ robot in 2002, the Medical Center’ three robots and 14 surgeons have performed more than 1,700 cardiac, gynecologic and urlogic procedures.
In 2010, Providence welcomed its newest robotic surgeons: Brian Mitchell, DO and Jeff Bunn, MD, of Spokane ENT (ear, nose and throat), who say robotic surgery allows them to access “from the inside out” to treat cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx, and well as obstructive sleep apnea. Learn More about Robotic Head & Neck Surgery