Enloe unveils Robotic Surgery Services Program

Enloe medical staff unveiled its new cutting-edge robotics program, allowing local surgeons to offer the most up-to-date surgical techniques.

Posted: Apr. 8, 2019 10:20 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Enloe medical staff unveiled its new cutting-edge robotics program, allowing local surgeons to offer the most up-to-date surgical techniques.

The new robot at Enloe Medical Center is called the da Vinci system.

"It allows us to perform surgery with the most up to date technology," said Dr. Melissa Dawson, a Urogynecologist at Enloe Medical Center.

Enloe bought the robot for about one million dollars last year and has been performing minimally invasive robotic surgery. The program is set to officially launch in July.

"We have specialties such as obstetrics and gynecology, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and female corrective surgery," said Dawson.

The doctors on the team are all local to the area.

"People of Chico don't have to travel to Sacramento, Roseville and it allows us to use the latest and greatest of surgery," said Dawson.

Currently, there are five surgeons on Enloe Medical Center's Robotic Surgery Services Program.  The team has performed 196 surgeries to date.

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