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Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System


University Physicians
who perform
da Vinci Surgery:


Augusta Urology
Associates, LLC
818 St. Sebastian Way
Suite 403
Augusta, GA 30901-2654

  • James Benjamin Kay, M.D. 
  • Henry Goodwin, M.D. 
  • Darren Mack, M.D.


Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates of Augusta PC
1430 Harper St.
Ste A
Augusta, GA 30901

  • Jean Paul McDonough, M.D.
  • Michel McDonough, M.D.

Augusta Oncology
Associates, PC

1348 Walton Way
Suite 4300
Augusta, GA 30901

  • Sharad Ghamande, M.D. 

Augusta GYN, PC
1348 Walton Way
Ste 4100
Augusta, GA 30901

  • Kelly Norman, M.D.

Augusta OB/GYN Specialists
2806 HIllcreek Dr.
Augusta, GA 30909

  • Rafael E. Jordan, M.D.

da Vinci® ... Advancing Surgery at University Hospital

University Hospital is committed to providing high-quality care to its patients. Achieving this required that we stay at the forefront of technology. And we are.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.

The da Vinci ®  Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci  System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain 
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less blood loss 
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring 
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

Learn More

Learn about the da Vinci® Surgical System through the eyes of the patients.

da Vinci Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: "Will my body function normally following surgery?" Traditional open urologic surgery -- in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs -- has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.

da Vinci  Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.

da Vinci Hysterectomy

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci  Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Da Vinci Hysterectony Patient Testimonial
Read patient Chasity Rabun's account of her surgery using the Da Vinci Surgical System.

Reviewed: 2-2-11
Updated: 10-3-11



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