How Robotic Surgery Is Helping Patients

Surgeons at Rancho Springs Medical Center were the first in the region to use the da Vinci® Surgical System. Robotic-assisted surgery may result in less pain, scarring, trauma and blood loss than other surgical procedures so that patients can potentially return to work and daily activities more quickly.

The following patients talk about how the robotic procudures they received at Rancho Springs helped save their lives:

Karole Caldwell - Robotic Surgery

Brian Deegan - Robotic Surgery


Karole Caldwell

Karole benefited from single site hysterectomy using the daVinci Surgical System, which requires only one incision in the navel (belly button).


Brian Deegan

Brian, a motorcross superstar, had a crash while riding his dirt bike, causing severe stomach injuries. John Moon, MD, performed robotic surgery on Brian's intestines and got him back to doing what he loves.


Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.

If you need a referral to a surgeon or other physician at Rancho Springs Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 1-800-879-1020.