Kenmore Mercy Hospital passed a milestone recently when Dr. Richard J. Buckley Jr. completed his 100th surgery using the da Vinci Robot surgical system at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
The hospital’s first such surgery took place on Feb. 24, 2016.
“The da Vinci surgical system offers patients a minimally invasive approach as the incisions are smaller and recovery is faster,” said Buckley, who specializes in general and laparoscopic surgery. “Unlike conventional open surgery, patients who undergo this surgical option experience less pain and scarring.”
The da Vinci Surgical System provides a 3-D high-definition image which extends the surgeon’s eyes and hands virtually into the surgical field inside the patient. Some of the benefits experienced by surgeons using the new technology over traditional approaches are greater surgical precision, increased range of motion of the instruments, improved agility and enhanced visualization.
Doctors have completed more than 200 surgeries at Kenmore Mercy to date.