Robotic surgery is on the increase at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids
Robotic surgery is not new at Mercy Hospital.
But now the less invasive surgery procedure at the hospital has the benefit of the latest state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, which was installed earlier this year.
According to Carol Hiltner, a registered nurse and coordinator of the robotic surgery center, more than 1,000 surgery procedures have been performed at Mercy since robotic surgery was introduced at the hospital in 2007.
In fact, more than 400 operations have been completed by this method this year, Hiltner said. See more in Editor Peter Bodley’s ABC Newspapers story.