Robotic Surgery Elevates Medical Excellence
Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is home to The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy. The National Institute of Robotic Surgery offers patients a leading edge alternative for procedures in Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecology, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Urogynecology and Urology. The Mercy surgeons who are part of The National Institute of Robotic Surgery have been specially trained in some of the most advanced robotic surgical techniques.
Dual Certified Robotic Surgery Center
Mercy is one of only several hospitals in the U.S. to have earned EpiCenter Certification in two specialties - Gynecologic Oncology and General Surgery. In 2015, Dr. Dwight Im, Director of The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy, was one of eight doctors elevated to Mentor Status in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. The EpiCenter and Mentor designations identify Mercy’s surgeons as being among the most qualified surgeons for emerging and established surgical areas. Mercy has earned international acclaim for teaching robotic techniques to more than 600 doctors worldwide.
Mercy Robotic Surgery Led by Top Rated Surgeon
Dr. Dwight Im serves as Director of The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy and is a top rated surgeon in gynecologic and gynecologic oncology robotic surgery. Dr. Im was the first surgeon in the United States to be named a Gynecologic Oncology Epicenter Surgeon for the da Vinci robot. He also is credited for doing the first single site incision robotic surgery in Maryland. Dr. Im is widely regarded as one of the best robotic surgeons and trains doctors from around the world in advanced, precision robotic surgery.
Robotic Surgery Offers Many of the Best Advantages
Robotic Surgery offers patients who qualify for this type of surgery many distinct advantages. For most patients, robotic surgery offers faster recovery, smaller – almost undetectable – incisions, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and the ability to quickly return to daily routines. Mercy’s robotic surgeons are in complete charge of the surgery and the robot. Your doctor uses the robot to precisely and carefully remove damaged tissue. The surgical robot allows the surgeon to have greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization of the area to be treated and improved access to take out the damaged tissue.
Not all patients qualify for robotic surgery so, as always, to determine your best healthcare and surgery options, talk to your physician, ask questions, and make an educated and informed decision.
Mercy Medical Center Team of Robotic Surgery Experts
Mercy’s team of Robotic Surgery experts include Dr. Dwight Im, Dr. Kevin Audlin, Dr. Fermin Barrueto, Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann, Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes, Dr. Vadim Gushchin, Dr. Ira Hantman, Dr. Blaine Kristo, Dr. Alan Kusababe, Dr. Meghan Lynch, Dr. Christine O’Connor, Dr. Hyung Ryu, Dr. Thomas Swope, and Dr. Robert (Bob) Thompson.