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da Vinci® Robotic Surgery



da Vinci® Patient Success Stories

da Vinci® Surgical System at Methodist Health System Success Stories

da Vinci® Single-SiteTM gallbladder surgery patient success story   

Robbie-Brown-x75.jpg Toni Brown – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
"The recovery felt fast to me and didn't affect my game. I was back on the court in two weeks."
da Vinci robotic single site gallbladder surgery patient success story at Methodist Mansfield  Jennifer Bryson – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
Jennifer Bryson is feeling good as new after da Vinci Single-Site to remove her gallbladder at Methodist Mansfield..
Abel Castro, da Vinci Single Site robotic surgery for gallbladder removal success story at Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Abel Castro – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
Single-Site gallbladder removal scored a hole in one for Abel Castro.

 

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Sara Cederberg – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
“I’d had a previous surgery assisted by the da Vinci robot, and it had gone very well,” she says. “I particularly like that robotic surgery gives surgeons so much precision.” 

Jaretha Jordan, da Vinci Single Site surgery for gallbladders success story Jaretha Jordan – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story 
The minimally invasive da Vinci Single-Site robotic procedure restored busy mom Jaretha Jordan to her career and family
Marilyn Mansfield, da Vinci Single Site for gallbladder removal patient success story at Methodist Richardson Medical Center Marilyn Mansfield – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
“I was thrilled – only one little incision compared to three or four,” Mrs. Mansfield says. “And recovery was a piece of cake. I got up the next day and cooked dinner.”
Julia-Mijares-75.jpg Julia Mijares – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
“No one could believe how I recovered so fast, pain-free, and with almost no visible scar,” Julia says. “I would refer anyone to Dr. Tibrewal and Methodist Charlton.”
Todd Mooney, da Vinci® Single-Site™ Gallbladder Surgery patient success story at Methodist Richardson Medical Center Todd Mooney – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
“The Single-Site™ procedure was done with the da Vinci® Surgical System, and I couldn’t have had a better experience. There was only one incision through my navel, minimal pain, and a fast recovery. I was back to work a week later, with no problems since." 
Laura Ryan, da Vinci Single Site gallbladder surgery patient success story at Methodist Dallas Medical Center Laura Ryan – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story 
Laura Ryan didn't need to miss much time having fun with friends, thanks to minimally invasive Single-Site gallbladder removal at Methodist Dallas.
Single-site da Vinci gallbladder surgery patient Steve Schoonmaker Steve Schoonmaker – da Vinci Single-Site gallbladder surgery success story
Schoonmaker was back to 100 percent only days after his surgery. Now he can enjoy the long, well-earned retirement ahead of him - and leave a fear of gallbladder cancer far behind him.
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 da Vinci® general surgery patient success story

Mano Galaviz, da Vinci surgery patient success story Mano Galaviz – da Vinci surgery for diverticulitis success story
Galaviz is pain- and medication-free and thankful for his speedy recovery after da Vinci surgery for diverticulitis at Methodist Richardson.   
Trina Patrick-Henry, da Vinci robotic surgery for hiatal hernia patient success story Trina Henry-Patrick – hiatal hernia da Vinci robotic surgery success story
After da Vinci robotic surgery at Methodist Mansfield repaired her hiatal hernia, Trina Henry-Patrick can enjoy her favorite foods and drinks again – especially coffee

 da Vinci® colorectal surgery patient success story

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Bonnie Kaufman – da Vinci colorectal cancer success story
Quickly back to playing in the yard with her great-grandkids — and recruiting them to help with yard work. At age 82, she’s mowing the grass, pulling weeds, and trimming bushes.
 

da Vinci® robotic gynecologic surgery patient success stories

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Sherry Almand – da Vinci surgery for endometriosis success story
“My younger son said, ‘I’m so glad you’re taking us to school today and that things are back to normal.’?” Sherry smiled because she actually has a new pain-free “normal” 

Sherri Cooper, da Vinci Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Success Story at Methodist Mansfield

Sherri Cooper – da Vinci hysterectomy success story
Since having a minimally invasive hysterectomy with the da Vinci robot, Sherri Cooper is pain-free and able to have fun with her family.

 

Surgery to remove her ovaries with the da Vinci Surgical System made it easier for Karen Darcangelo to get back to taking care of her son and activities she loves.

Karen Darcangelo – minimally invasive gynecological surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System patient success story
Surgery to remove her ovaries with the da Vinci Surgical System at Methodist Richardson made it easier for Karen Darcangelo to get back to taking care of her son and activities she loves.

Norcona Doxey, patient success story at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Norcona Doxey – da Vinci surgery for endometriosis success story
Since minimally invasive robotic surgery for endometriosis at Methodist Mansfield, pain is a thing of Doxey’s past. 

After a minimally invasive hysterctomy with the da Vinci robotic surgical system, Jean English-Hurley is able to enjoy time with her two sons without the distracting pain of uterine fibroids.

Jean English-Hurley –  da Vinci® hysterectomy for uterine fibroids
After a minimally invasive hysterectomy with the da Vinci robotic surgical system, Jean English-Hurley is able to enjoy time with her two sons without the distracting pain of uterine fibroids.
Kerri Gibbs – da Vinci Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Success Story at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Dallas, North Texas Kerri Gibbs – da Vinci hysterectomy and ovary removal success story
Kerri Gibbs had a hysterectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System at Methodist Richardson. Now, pain-free for the first time in years, she looks forward to many fun-filled days with her family.

da Vinci hysterectomy & oopherectomy patient Andrea Hicks

Andrea Hicks – da Vinci® hysterectomy and ovary removal success story
After testing positive for the BRCA2 gene, Andrea Hicks took steps to stop cancer before it could start with a hysterectomy and an oophorectomy (ovary removal) with the da Vinci® Surgical System. 

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Carolyn Johnson – da Vinci® Single-Site hysterectomy for simple hyperplasia with atypia
"This is really an odd combination," Dr. Norton says. "I consulted with an oncologist, and he recommended that we treat it like complex hyperplasia with atypia because the cancer risk is so high.

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Abbie Mejorado – da Vinci Single-Site hysterectomy success story
"I was a little nervous at first, but I felt so great afterwards," Abbie says. "I had absolutely no pain."

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Carma Morgan – da Vinci hysterectomy success story
Carma Morgan had a hysterectomy with the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System, putting an end to long, heavy menstrual periods and a fear of cancer. 

 

Winnie Neal, da Vinci minimally invasive robotic surgery hysterectomy patient success story at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Winifred “Winnie” Neal – minimally invasive da Vinci® hysterectomy success story
After a minimally invasive da Vinci hysterectomy at Methodist Dallas, Winnie Neal was pain free and felt like a new woman. 

Ruth Santos, minimally invasive total laparoscopic hysterectomy for ovarian cancer with the da Vinci® Surgical System Ruth Santos – minimally invasive total laparoscopic hysterectomy for ovarian cancer with the da Vinci® Surgical System
Following a total laparoscopic hysterectomy with the da Vinci surgical system at Methodist Dallas, Ruth Santos returned quickly to the work she loves – helping others.

Stacie Stegman, da Vinci hysterectomy success story

Stacie Stegman – da Vinci hysterectomy success story
After Stacie Stegman's minimally invasive hysterectomy for uterine fibroids with the da Vinci Surgical System at Methodist Richardson Medical Center, she's back in action at work and play.

Robotic thoracic surgery patient success stories

Chianti Moore learned firsthand how the da Vinci® robot is now a great defense against lung tumors following surgery at Methodist Richardson.

Chianti Moore – da Vinci® thoracic surgery for lung tumors success story 
Since her minimally invasive da Vinci surgery at Methodist Richardson, Chianti Moore is able to cheer – not cough – her son to victory all through basketball season.

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for throat cancer success stories

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Robotic urologic surgery patient success stories

Five weeks after Alan Davis had da Vinci prostate surgery at Methodist Dallas, he could hit golf balls, return to his daily walks, and go back to the gym. Alan Davis – minimally invasive da Vinci® prostatectomy
Five weeks after da Vinci prostate surgery at Methodist Dallas, Alan Davis could hit golf balls, return to his daily walks, and go back to the gym
Billy  Mattison, minimally invasive prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer with the da Vinci® Surgical System Billy  Mattison – minimally invasive da Vinci® prostatectomy surgery for prostate cancer 
After prostate cancer surgery at Methodist Dallas, a return to gardening, tending his fish pond, and his famous crawfish boils.

da Vinci Robotic Whipple pancreatic cancer success story

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.  

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

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