da Vinci Macon

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“I felt that based on my age and the precision of this procedure that this was the best fit for me as compared to the other possible options. The recovery has been miraculous. I have no pain whatsoever.”

Scott Weikert
da Vinci ® Prostatectomy patient, Philadelphia
Source: CNBC – Power Lunch

Atrium Health Navicent Surgeons Get a High-Tech Helping Hand
The Medical Center Brings Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery to Central Georgia

MACON (October 25)-Urologists and cardiovascular surgeons at Atrium Health Navicent (Atrium Health Navicent) will be among an elite group of physicians performing surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery system preserves the natural eye-hand-instrument alignment, depth of field, and instrument control of an open procedure with dramatically smaller and more precise incisions. Used by approximately 300 hospitals worldwide, Atrium Health Navicent is the fifth hospital in Georgia to begin using this system and the only hospital in Central Georgia.

For patients, the da Vinci® Surgical System will enable surgeons to perform less invasive surgery with greater accuracy and fewer complications including a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery, and a quicker return to normal daily activities.

For surgeons, the da Vinci® Surgical System dramatically enhances visualization, precision, control, and dexterity helping physicians perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced. With enhanced surgical capabilities, physicians are now able to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients.

About Atrium Health Navicent
Atrium Health Navicent (Atrium Health Navicent), an entity of Central Georgia Health System (CGHS), is a designated Level I Trauma Center and Magnet™ hospital for nursing and serves the residents of Central and South Georgia with a primary and secondary service area of 28 counties and a population of nearly 750,000 people. The Medical Center has approximately 5,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 500 physicians. Atrium Health Navicent is the second largest hospital in Georgia with a capacity of 637 beds including medical-surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, cardiac intensive care, neurology intensive care, pediatric intensive care, and cardiac surgery intensive care. Thirty-four beds are leased to Regency Hospital of Central Georgia, a long-term, acute-care facility. Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital, an entity of CGHS, partners with Atrium Health Navicent to provide a 55-bed, medical-rehabilitation hospital for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Atrium Health Navicent is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine, providing residency programs for almost 100 residents. Atrium Health Navicent provides a broad range of community-based, outpatient diagnostic, primary care, urgent-care services, extensive home-health and hospice-care services, as well as comprehensive rehab services.
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