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The Children's Hospital at the Medical Center Introduces Pediatric da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

The Children's Hospital at the Medical Center Introduces Pediatric da VinciRobotic Surgery System

System Enhances Physician Capabilities, Patient Experience

MACON, GA (Monday, June 4, 2012) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) now offers the pediatric daVinci® robotic surgery system to assist surgeons as they perform minimally invasive surgeries on children. This new pediatric system offers multiple benefits to both surgeons and patients.

Pediatric procedures performed by the daVinci® robotic surgery system offers the surgeon superior visualization and control. Young patients benefit from this less invasive surgery method in several ways. By choosing to use daVinci®, the patient may experience less pain, less blood loss, fewer stitches, less  need for narcotics, faster recovery time and a quicker return to normal activities.

“We want only the best for our smallest and most fragile patients, and MCCG is bringing this state-of-the-art technology to the children of Georgia with the introduction of this program. No one else in the state of Georgia is offering this service to children and it can only be found here at The Children's Hospital at MCCG,” said Dr. Joshua Glenn, Pediatric Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Children's Hospital. 

Dr. Glenn is currently the only general pediatric surgeon in the state trained in the pediatric daVinci® robotic surgery system. Although many types of surgeries may be performed, Dr. Glenn expects to perform operations on the lung and common gastrointestinal surgeries (such as bowel resection, gall bladder and spleen removal, and hernia repair) most frequently.

The daVinci® robotic surgery system for children is changing the surgical experience for Central Georgians who choose The Children's Hospital at MCCG. State-of-the-art technology is one of the ways MCCG is striving for superior pediatric patient outcomes.