Trinity Performs First Single Site Procedure

August 27, 2014 9 a.m.

Many women suffer from gynecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Trinity Health System became the first hospital in the area to perform a radically new procedure with the da Vinci Minimally Invasive Robotic device.  Pat Macedonia, MD, OB/GYN performed a single-site hysterectomy on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Trinity West.


Dr. Macedonia said, “I am very excited about single-site procedures.  Previously, surgeons had to make long incisions on the lower abdomen during a hysterectomy, but with our minimally invasive program, we can make one small incision to perform the same procedure.”


With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through one small incision in the belly button instead of a large open incision (similar to traditional laparoscopy). The minimally invasive robotic instrument provides Dr. Macedonia and the other trained robotic surgeons at Trinity with a 3D HD view inside the body. The Robot has special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.


“When we use the robot and perform a single-site procedure there is less blood and patients recover faster and experience far less pain.” Macedonia added.


Da Vinci Hysterectomy is the #1 minimally invasive hysterectomy performed in the U.S.