CRMC Completes Over 2,000 daVinci Robot Surgeries

COOKEVILLE, T.N., — Cookeville Regional Medical Center has achieved a milestone of completing over 2,000 daVinci robot surgeries.

“We are commited to providing the most state-of-the art services for our community, and this milestone shows that we are actively doing that,” Paul Korth, CEO at Cookeville Regional. “This achievement would not happen without the dedication of the physicians who trained to work this surgical system. they are a passionate group of physicians who want to provide the best outcome for our surgery patient.”

Surgery using the daVinci Si Surgical System typically results in minimal pain, virtually no scarring, little to no blood loss, faster recovery. and a shorter hospital stay than traditional surgeries.

During a robotic procedure, the surgeon sits comfortably at a console, viewing the image of the patient’s anatomy. The surgeon uses controls below the viewer to move the instrument arm and camera. In real-time, the system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into more precise movements of the miniaturized instruments inside the patient.

daVinci’s advanced level of technology takes complex surgical procedures beyond the limits of the human hand, and therefore, expands the hospital’s minimally invasive surgery options. At Cookeville Regional robotics surgery is being used for a multitude of procedures, including a number of surgical procedures in the fields of urology, gynecology, ENT surgery  and cardiothoracic surgery.

In 2007, Dr. Lee Moore, urologist, performed  the first procedure with the daVinci Robot. In 2012, Cooekville Regional was the first hospital in the state to offer five specialties: urology, gynecology, general surgery, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and cardiothoracic surgery.