MASON CITY, IA - Surgeons at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa have performed more than 100 surgical procedures using the daVinci Surgery Robot since it was installed in February. This makes the health center one of the fastest growing single-robot surgery centers in the country. At Mercy – North Iowa, the robot is currently used for general, urology and gynecology surgeries including: gall bladder surgery, hernia repair, colon procedures, prostatectomy and hysterectomy. The precision gained by using the robot allows for procedures to be performed through a few tiny incisions rather than open surgery. This provides great benefits for patients such as less pain and scarring, less time in the hospital and a faster overall recovery time. “Robotic surgery has allowed us to improve the patient’s experience by using smaller incisions,” said Urologist Timothy Mulholland, M.D. “Patients are going home sooner with less pain.” For more information, visit Mercy’s daVinci website at www.mercynorthiowa.com/davinci.
Urologists Timothy Mulholland, M.D. (left) and Kevin Rier, M.D. pose with Mercy-North Iowa’s daVinci surgical robot. Together with their colleagues, they have performed more than 100 robotic surgeries since acquiring the robot in February of this year.