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Robotic Surgery Cuts into Recovery Time

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Until recently, options for surgery in the Victor Valley included traditional surgery with a large, open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures.

A new category of surgery using minimally invasive robotics, which is a futuristic alternative to traditional methods, is changing how some surgery will be done in the High Desert.

The da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery system is now available at St. Mary Medical Center, the first and only hospital in the area offering the high-tech procedure.

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