Revolutionizing Surgery with the da Vinci Robot at Santiam Hospital & Clinics

This fall, we’re excited to introduce a groundbreaking addition to our skilled surgical team – the da Vinci Robot. This state-of-the-art technology is set to revolutionize the way surgeries are performed, providing patients with minimally invasive options and faster recovery times. At the heart of this exciting development is Dr. Amanda Wagner, a skilled OBGYN with a passion for robotic-assisted surgery, who is spearheading this transformative leap in healthcare technology at Santiam Hospital & Clinics.

Dr. Amanda Wagner: A Pioneer in Robotic Surgery

Dr. Amanda Wagner, an accomplished OBGYN, has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the da Vinci Robot at Santiam Hospital & Clinics. With extensive training in robotic surgery dating back to 2012, Dr. Wagner has already performed over 1,500 surgeries using the da Vinci system. Her expertise in this field highlights the importance of having highly skilled and experienced surgeons as part of the robotic surgical team.

Dr. Wagner’s enthusiasm for this technological advancement is palpable. She believes the da Vinci Robot is a game-changer for smaller hospitals like Santiam, and will perform the first surgery at Santiam Hospital with the da Vinci on November 6th. “The da Vinci gives the surgeon more control of the procedure,” she explains, emphasizing how it enhances precision and control during surgery. “This is the way surgery is moving, and it’s exciting to be able to bring it to the local community.”

How Does the da Vinci Robot Work?

The da Vinci Robot, an incredible piece of technology, offers a wide range of applications due to its ability to provide efficient access to the abdomen or chest during surgery. At Santiam Hospital & Clinics, it will primarily be used in gynecology and general surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon operates from a console, providing them with high-definition, 3D views of the surgical area. The robot’s tiny instruments, with a range of motion that mimics the human hand, offer the surgeon precise control. The incorporation of tremor-filtration technology ensures smooth and precise movement of each instrument. Our entire general surgery team will have the opportunity to utilize this cutting-edge technology and are looking forward to the benefits it will provide.

The arrival of the da Vinci Robot at Santiam Hospital & Clinics represents a significant step forward in healthcare technology. Dr. Amanda Wagner’s experience and passion for robotic-assisted surgery highlights the commitment of Santiam Hospital & Clinics to providing the best care for their patients. With the da Vinci Robot’s advanced capabilities, patients in the local community can look forward to minimally invasive surgeries and faster recoveries.