Wilmington Health Launches Robotic Surgery at Ambulatory Surgery Center
Wilmington Health Leads the Way in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Wilmington, N.C. (August 1, 2023) – Wilmington Health, a leading healthcare provider in the region, has recently introduced Robotic Surgery at their Ambulatory Surgery Center in Wilmington, N.C. This advancement demonstrates their commitment to staying at the forefront of medical technology. The highly skilled surgeons at Wilmington Health now offer patients access to advanced minimally invasive procedures, spanning various specialties, including general surgeries such as hernias and gallbladders, as well as gynecology.
Robotic surgery exemplifies the cutting-edge technologies embraced by Wilmington Health surgeons, who continuously strive to advance healthcare in the greater Wilmington area. By utilizing state-of-the-art robotic systems, the Ambulatory Surgery Center provides patients with several advantages over traditional surgical methods. These benefits include faster recovery times, quicker resumption of regular activities, reduced post-operative pain, decreased reliance on opiates, and more affordable care. Robotic surgery has demonstrated significantly lower complication and admission rates, as well as lower infection rates, making it the most advanced technology available for soft tissue surgery.
In a groundbreaking partnership with Intuitive Surgical and the Da Vinci Surgical Systems, Wilmington Health Ambulatory Surgery Center now boasts the world’s most advanced technology for soft tissue surgery, the Xi Multi-Port Robotic Platform. This robotic surgical system enhances precision, control, and visualization during surgical procedures, empowering Wilmington Health surgeons to deliver exceptional care and achieve superior outcomes. It’s worth noting that Wilmington Health is proud to be the first and only free-standing facility in N.C. (not associated with a hospital system) to offer this cutting-edge robotics equipment, reinforcing their commitment to delivering the highest standard of care to their patients.
On August 1st, Dr. Jayme Stokes, MD, Board Certified General & Bariatric Surgeon, will perform the Ambulatory Surgery Center’s inaugural robotic surgery case. He enthusiastically states, “Robotic surgery represents a significant advancement in medical technology, and we are proud to bring this cutting-edge option to our patients at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. With robotic surgery, we can achieve superior precision and efficiency while minimizing the invasiveness of procedures. This technology allows for faster recovery times and reduced pain, ultimately enhancing the patient experience.”