Cutting edge robotic surgery introduced in Fayetteville

July 30, 2013 by  

The Cape Fear Valley Health Systems in Fayetteville recently unveiled the da Vinci Surgical System, using the da Vinci robot to aid prostate, kidney, and adrenal procedures and surgery. The Health System has no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to let those in the community know of this state-of-the-art technology, so that those who require such procedures need no longer travel long distances for it.

The urologist behind the introduction of this robot is Dr. Christian DeBeck, who has been doing robotic surgery since 2006 during his last year of residency and is very much behind the use of robots and their technology during surgery. He argues that they provide many distinct advantages over traditional surgery for prostate cancer treatments.

The da Vinci Surgical System uses a robot with arms to enable surgeons to perform complex and delicate operations using a few tiny incisions with increased dexterity, precision, and control. The system is made up of a high definition three-dimensional vision system so that the surgeon has a better view of the patient, a console designed for the surgeon to sit during the operation, four interactive robotic arms, a side cart for the patient on which to lay during surgery, and other special instruments.

According to Dr. DeBack, the use of this system for patients requiring prostate and related surgeries is not only beneficial for the surgeon, but provides many additional benefits for his patients, with the technology being better, smaller, and faster.