davinci28On Friday April 8th, 2016 Paris Regional Medical Center celebrated performing its 1000th da Vinci® Robot surgical case. This momentous event was led by Dr. Mark Campbell, general surgeon, and First Asst. Bethany Sloan and Jasz Blake. Dr. Campbell is one of 10 physicians at Paris Regional Medical Center that utilize the minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgical System to perform surgeries that result in smaller incisions and reduced healing time.

“Our team has accomplished an incredible feat by completing 1000 da Vinci® surgeries in a span of two years. During that time we’ve grown to be the busiest hospital in the state of Texas that utilizes a single robot!” said Patti Monczewski, CEO. “Greater precision, less pain, and quicker recoveries. The best of all worlds, here in your own backyard,” the PRMC CEO said.

” The da Vinci® system is 100% physician-operated and utilizes robotic technology to give our surgeons the advantage of magnified 3D imagery, greater surgical precision, and the ability to perform complex procedures through a few tiny incisions,” Monczewski said.

During these procedures, the surgeon sits comfortably at a console, viewing 3D, high-definition images of the patient’s anatomy. The surgeon uses controls below the viewer to move the instrument arms 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. Some of the surgical procedures that utilize the robot are: hysterectomy, hernia, and gallbladder removal.

Paris Regional Medical Center offers some of the most comprehensive health and wellness care in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Its campuses offer general acute-care services, including cardiovascular, women’s health, and rehabilitation, surgical, gero-psychiatric and pediatric services. For more information, go to www.parisregionalmedical.com.