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Excelling in robotic surgery in the River Region

Jackson Hospital has long been a leader in healthcare technology across the River Region. This cutting-edge technology allows us to provide the best and safest care to those we serve while minimizing complications and maximizing positive outcomes. When this technology meets leading standards for patient care, Jackson Hospital is able to provide a healthcare experience unlike any other in the area.

A leader in robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is the future of medicine, but it's important to understand one major point: Robots don't actually perform the surgery. The highly-skilled surgeons at Jackson Hospital use robotic technology from a computer station to improve surgical outcomes. Jackson Hospital also has the most advanced robotic technology available in this region, with not one but two advanced robotic systems, including the latest in robotic surgery: the da Vinci X. With over 3,100 robotic surgery cases under their belt, the surgery team at Jackson Hospital is well-experienced and well-equipped to take care of you.

What is robotic surgery?

Jackson Hospital offers two fourth generation da Vinci Robotic Surgical Systems, including the da Vinci X and da Vinci XI. These systems are the most advanced minimally invasive operative platforms in the world.

The hospital's surgeons operate via a computer that remotely controls small instruments attached to robotic arms. With robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at a nearby computer station, totally controlling the robot's movement. Multiple cameras throughout the operating room allow the surgeon to monitor each aspect of the surgery, including an endoscope camera that allows the surgeon to see through the incision. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is truly a modern masterpiece.

Robotic surgery can be used for a number of different procedures, including coronary bypass, gallbladder removal, hysterectomy and kidney transplant. Our robotic surgery team includes physicians in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, and bariatric surgery. Many procedures that were once done via open surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, can now be performed using robotic surgery.

Jackson Hospital was recently certified as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This achievement recognizes our dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Our general surgery team has tripled robotic bariatric surgery procedures in the last year, making Jackson Hospital the best place for minimally invasive weight loss surgery options.

The advantages of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery has many advantages for patients. It is minimally invasive, which means incisions and scars are much smaller than in traditional surgery. Patients who undergo robotic surgery may have shorter stays in the hospital, less pain after the procedure, and a lower risk of infection. All of this means a quicker recovery for the patient.

Pride in technology

Jackson Hospital believes in giving patients the best healthcare available. By offering the greatest, most innovative technologies available in modern medicine, they are doing just that.

All these tools are revolutionary, but they also require the most talented, skilled and experienced physicians to utilize them. Jackson Hospital's physicians have over 50 years of combined experience working with advanced technologies to help improve the health of those in our community.

For more information about robotic surgery and whether robotic surgery may be an option for you, talk to your doctor.


  • Brian Gary, MD, Chief of Robotic Surgery, General Surgery
  • Himanshu Aggarwal, MD, Urogynecology/Urology
  • Manuel Caceres, MD, General Surgery
  • Chris Duggar, MD, OB/GYN
  • Gregory Jones, DO, OB/GYN
  • Parham Mora, MD, General Surgery/Bariatric Surgery
  • Brian Richardson, MD, Urology
  • William Todd Sherrer, MD, Urology

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