da Vinci Surgery Is Now Available

Meriter is pleased to announce that we have the most technically advanced da Vinci Surgical System. It features high definition 3D vision, wristed instrumentation, and a natural motion enabling surgeons to move more easily. Patients experience minimally invasive surgery across a wide variety of specialties, procedures and complexity. Numerous studies have indicated that benefits for patients include:

  • Clinical outcomes and cancer control equal or superior to traditional laparoscopic and open techniques
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less estimated blood loss
  • Less post-operative pain and complications
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Less scarring

Due to these benefits, nearly 80% of all prostatectomies performed in the US are done so with robotic assistance, as are 70% of all hysterectomies performed for malignant disease, 50% of nephron-sparing partial nephrectomies and nearly 40% of hysterectomies performed for benign disease.

Surgeons at Meriter enjoy using Madison’s only dual-console da Vinci system that allows cooperative surgery, as well as the da Vinci Skills Simulator to continuously refine and perfect their technique.

If you are interested in learning more about da Vinci surgery, the following surgeons now perform da Vinci surgery at Meriter.

General Surgery:
Dr. Susan Toth 417-5454
Procedures: Colon and rectal resection, surgery for reflux disease and cholecystectomy (soon to offer “scarless” single incision robotic cholecystectomy)

Urology:
Dr. Granville Lloyd 262-5440
Procedures: Prostatectomy, radical nephrectomy, nephron-sparing renal tumor excision (“partial nephrectomy”), bladder resection, partial bladder resection and surgery for uretero-pelvic junction obstruction

UroGynecology:
Dr. Cynthia Brincat 417-5433
Procedures: Sacrocolpopexy for pelvic prolapse

Gynecologic Oncology:
Dr. Stephen Rose 263-1209
Procedures: Hysterectomy for suspicion of endometrial cancer and hysterectomy for suspicion of cervical cancer

Gynecology:
Dr. Brent Dumermuth 242-6840
Dr. Elizabeth Pritts 824-0075
Kim Mackey 265-7745
Barbara O’Connell 417-5433
Procedures: Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, myomectomy, excision of endometriosis and/or lysis of adhesions for pelvic pain or infertility

Cardiac:
Dr. Lucian Lozonschi 263-5215
Procedures: Single-vessel revascularization

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