Another Successful Surgery

Another successful surgery was performed yesterday by Dr. Sam Licata utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System and Firefly.

Location: Steubenville, OH

March 27, 2015 10:34 a.m.

Another successful surgery was performed yesterday by Dr. Sam Licata utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System and Firefly.
 
He performed a colon resection on a female in her late sixties.
 
A case of this nature would typically be performed as an open surgery or would have been sent out due to the complexity of the patient’s condition and the limited visibility due to scar tissue.
 
Because of the da Vinci Surgical System, the use of Firefly and the skill of the surgeon, the surgery was able to be performed robotically at Trinity Health System with greater visibility and precision.  The case was very successful!  The patient has only four small incisions, will have a shorter length of stay (2-3 days instead of the normal 5-7 day) and her recovery time will be 2-4 weeks instead of 6 weeks.
 
Congrats Dr. Licata and the Trinity Robotics Team!!