As a surgeon and national proctor of robotic surgery, it didn’t take Dr. Dan Clark long to see the potential for IRMC’s Minimally Invasive and Robotics Program. With latest model da Vinci Xi robot and newly renovated operating rooms with the most high-tech equipment, the possibilities seemed endless. Fast forward to today; Indiana Regional Medical Center has performed over 600 robotic procedures, making it one of the quickest growing programs in the country.
With the recent addition of gynecology to IRMC’s robotic portfolio, this highlights our continued commitment to providing patients with the best possible healthcare outcomes. “With robotic surgery, surgeons now have full depth perception, which is lacking in regular laparoscopic surgery. The robot give complete 3-D visualization. In addition, the instrumentation is fully wristed with greater dexterity to allow for better access in the body.” As Dr. Clark likes to say, “It’s like putting your head inside the body and having the full use of your wrists, there is no comparison to standard laparoscopy.”
IRMC’s robotic team is comprised of two nationally recognized proctors/surgeons; Dr. Dan Clark and Dr. Sandor Mecs; three highly trained general surgeons; Dr’s. Nazneen Billimoria, Andrew Billon, and Muralidhar Guddeti; and most recently certified gynecologic surgeon Dr. Quiniece Hurdle.