Minimally invasive surgery, which includes both laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical procedures, uses tiny instruments, intentionally designed to make fewer, smaller incisions—barely a few millimeters in length. As the latest state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci Xi allows our surgeons to have a greater range of motion, sharper visibility and the ability to operate with impeccable precision.
Through investing in this advanced technology, we're able to keep our commitment to consistently defend your tomorrow and give the North Country the best possible care—right here at home.
Currently, we're performing many general surgical procedures, including:
- Endoscopic and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery.
- Hernia repairs.
- Anti-reflux operations.
- OB-GYN (coming soon).
Benefits of minimally invasive surgery:
- Faster recovery.
- Shorter hospital stays.
- Smaller and fewer incisions.
- Limited lifting restrictions post-surgery.
- Less scarring, pain and blood loss.
- Reduced risk of wound infections.
- In many cases, patients experience better clinical outcomes.
"People work hard in this community, which is why we're working hard to bring them the best resources possible. This commitment means more people are receiving the care they need—right here at home. My patients who have already received da Vinci robotic surgery are thrilled. They can't believe how fast they're back to life."
— Michael Oakley, MD, General Surgery
Robotic surgery isn't an option for everyone. To find out if you're a candidate or to learn more about our hernia screenings, call 315.713.6703. No referrals are necessary to schedule an appointment.