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Scripps Encinitas launches robotic surgery services

Scripps Encinitas launches robotic surgery services

Scripps Health has expanded its Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, bringing the advances of the da Vinci Surgical System to the North County campus.

The first surgery using the technology at Scripps Encinitas was performed recently on a patient who needed a gynecologic oncology procedure.

“This really is science fiction come to life,” said Adam Fierer, M.D., who is the program’s clinical leader at Scripps Encinitas. “This technology takes us into an entirely new realm of the future of surgery, and it has long-term potential to improve our already high level of surgical quality.”

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