Tomah Health has a new tool that places the hospital in an elite group of health care facilities.A new daVinci Surgical System has been added to the surgical department at Tomah Health that hospital officials say will result in shorter hospital stays, better recovery and enhanced outcomes.According to hospital Surgical Services Director Bridget Burbach, the surgical system is a game-changer for staff and patients.

 Burbach said the term robot – similar to the hospital’s current Smart Robotics system – is a bit of a misnomer, because surgeons actually perform the surgery.

She said surgeons will use daVinci for surgery including gallbladders, hernia repair and hysterectomies with future plans to include additional gynecology and urology procedures.

Besides the technological advancement, Burbach said the new system will assist in attracting staff since the majority of surgeons coming out of medical school have trained on it.

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