Robot-Assisted Surgery


Dr. George Fall and the da Vinci surgical team at MMC.

MMC is pleased to bring robot-assisted surgery as the latest tool to surgery services in northwest Wisconsin.  In 2018, MMC invested in the Navio Surgical System, which allows our orthopedic surgeons to provide robot-assisted total and partial knee replacement. In addition, MMC purchased the da Vinci Xi in 2015.

The da Vinci Xi provides our team of surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. In many ways, da Vinci is an extension of your doctor’s hand, allowing more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Please note, while referred to as robot-assisted surgery, every movement of the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.

What are the benefits?

The da Vinci system allows your surgeon to work through tiny surgical openings. By avoiding the large incisions of traditional open surgery, this robot-assisted surgery, which is minimally invasive, helps avoid complications and speed up your recovery.

For many patients, Robot-Assisted surgery means:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Limited chance of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Faster recovery

Robot-Assisted surgery is changing the way patients experience surgery. This is why MMC is so pleased to bring the first da Vinci Xi to the Northland. It is just one more way we’re bringing the highest quality care to the people we care about, right here in the place we love.

The advanced robotic surgery system will allow practicing surgeons at MMC to perform more complex minimally invasive procedures in General Surgery, Urology and Gynecology.

Watch this short video to learn more about the da Vinci Xi and our surgical team:

For additional information, please ask your physician if this surgery is right for you.