Carmel Magazine

Spring/Summer 2020

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" " The newest member of the surgical team at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is the da Vinci Xi, the latest version of the advanced system that's been used in more than 7 million procedures worldwide. At Community Hospital, the da Vinci system is being used for select urologic and gynecologic surgeries, performed by four physicians who have collectively trained or assisted in or performed more than 900 robot-assisted procedures. ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERY CAN RESULT IN: ❙ Shorter hospital stays ❙ Less blood loss ❙ Less pain, meaning less need for narcotic pain medicine ❙ Faster recovery ❙ Smaller incisions, reducing scarring Learn more at Robotic surgery is a fusion of both laparoscopic and 'open' surgical techniques, where a surgeon can have precision and control combined with the smallest incisions possible Dr. Harsha R. Mittakanti, medical director, robotic-assisted surgery at Community Hospital Dr. Harsha R. Mittakanti, urologist and medical director of robotic surgery, and Dr. Thomas Cunningham, gynecologist, with the da Vinci robot. Minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci ® robotic system

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