First surgery at WCHCS using the da Vinci Robot!

The first surgery using the da Vinci robotic system was performed today, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wayne County Hospital and Clinic System. Randy Hullinger was our first surgical patient to have surgery using the robot at WCHCS.  Dr. Earle Pescatore and Dr. Brandon Jenson used the da Vinci for Randy’s procedure.

Dr. Pescatore and Dr. Jenson are not new to the da Vinci system as they have used this robot for surgical procedures throughout their careers.  However, da Vinci robotic system is new to Wayne County Hospital, staff and patients.

Using the da Vinci to assist with surgeries benefits the patient in the following ways: Decreased chance for complications; shorter length of stay at the hospital; decreased blood loss; increased healing time; decreased chance of infection.

WCHCS is proud to bring cutting edge surgical technology to the southern Iowa region. Investing in this high performing technology allows us to take care of our patients and their families close to home.  Thank  you to Randy for giving us permission to share his story!