The da Vinci® Surgical System

Backus is the only hospital in eastern Connecticut offering patients the option of having minimally-invasive surgery using the latest da Vinci® robotic technology from Intuitive Surgical.

EastRegion_RoboticSurgery_Dr-Casillas-with-Davinci.jpgDr. Sergio Casillas brings maximum precision to minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

The da Vinci Xi robot is used by specially-trained Backus surgeons for procedures in:

  • Bariatrics: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.
  • Colorectal care: Patients with diverticulitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colon or rectal cancer.
  • General surgery: Hernia repair, gall bladder removal, pancreatic cancer or acid reflux.
  • Gynecology: Hysterectomy, endometriosis resection and fibroid removal or to remedy pelvic prolapse.
  • Thoracics: A lobectomy for lung cancer.
  • Urology: Procedures for prostate, kidney or bladder cancers, or to address kidney disorders or urinary blockages.

The da Vinci technology — more versatile, with greater mobility and maneuverability than previous generations — enhances your surgeon’s ability to help you. The robotic-assisted surgical device essentially translates hand motions directed by your surgeon at a control console.

Your surgeon remains in control at all times, with a three-dimensional, high-definition view inside your body and wristed instruments that bend and rotate far better than the human hand. The difference? Unlike a human hand, the da Vinci Xi can rotate a surgical instrument a remarkable 540 degrees.

The enhanced vision, precision and control during minimally-invasive surgery offers you the following benefits:

  • Lower complication rate.
  • Shorter hospital stay and faster overall recovery.
  • Less blood loss and less potential for a transfusion.
  • Lower hospital readmission rate.

Meet our Robotic Surgery Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Anbari, Ammar, MD
860.889.7345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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  • North Franklin
  • Niantic
  • Waterford
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Brown, Amy Kirkpatrick, MD, MPH, FACS
860.972.4341
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Cambridge, William Robert, MD
860.886.8345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Cosin, Jonathan Aaron, MD
860.827.4180
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • New Britain
Crawley, David F., MD
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Kachala, Stefan, MD
860.696.4923
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • New Britain
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Katigbak, Mario Winn, MD
860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Norwich
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McKelvey, Alicia Ann, MD, FACS, FCCP
860.696.4306
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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  • Hartford
Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stanat, Scott J., MD
860.889.7345
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • North Franklin
  • Niantic
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