More Precision. Less Pain.
Norman Regional’s HealthPlex hospital is home to our robotic surgery program, an innovative alternative to open surgery and a highly useful tool for laparoscopic surgery. Our highly trained surgeons perform minimally invasive robotic surgery in multiple specialty areas at our two specially outfitted robotic surgery operating rooms. Our team includes uniquely trained support staff such as an anesthesiologist, nurses and surgical technicians.
- Smaller incisions
- Less postoperative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Prostate cancer
- Uterine cancer
The da Vinci® System
The da Vinci® Surgical System is a sophisticated robot designed to enable your surgeon to perform complex, yet minimally invasive surgery. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon’s hand movements into more precise movements of four robotic arms with tiny EndoWrist® instruments. The surgeon watches through a high-resolution 3-D viewer offering high magnification in brilliant color with natural depth of field.
Our highly trained surgeons are leaders in using robotic technology for a wide range of robotic-assisted procedures.
All surgical procedures, including those with robotic options, have risks and benefits. Talk to your doctor to see if robotic surgery is the right option for you.
Robotic surgery is essentially an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopy, which itself was a big advancement over open surgeries. It utilizes a camera and smaller incisions, which lead to decreased pain and recovery time for patients. Robotic surgery takes this a step further, allowing surgeons to use a computer-controlled robot equipped with a camera and surgical tools. Laparoscopy was a big step in the right direction, but it has its limitations and robotic surgery has helped push the limits further.
“When I was doing ventral hernia surgeries laparoscopically, it was very difficult to suture the hole closed with laparoscopic instruments, but with the robot, it allows for more dexterity and makes those procedures significantly easier,” Dr. William Hinojosa said. “Think of it as having your wrist inside of the incision, instead of the laparoscopic instruments that are more like sticks. They can rotate or move around, but there is no flexion like with the robotic instruments.”
William Hinojosa, DO, is a board-certified general surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also served in the United States Air Force, where he earned a Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Hinojosa said his patients can expect him to actively listen to their issues and trust that he will care for them as if they are his family with transparent and clear communication.
Learn more about the DaVinci XI robot and Dr. Hinojosa in our blog section.
Is Robotic Surgery Right For Me?
Robotic surgery isn’t an option for everyone. Patients should talk with their doctor about the benefits and risks of robotic surgery and decide together if robotic surgery is right for them.