Bringing A Human Touch To Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is changing the way surgeons operate on patients around the world. Of course, the term “robotic surgery” can be misleading. Robots do not perform surgery. Surgery is performed using a da Vinci system that contains several robotic arms that are controlled by the surgeon. The result is better accuracy, less bleeding, less pain, smaller incisions and quicker recovery for patients. 

As a leader in the field of robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. T. Ellis Barnes leverages advanced technology to help patients who need surgery get back to the lives they love as quickly as possible.

Types Of Surgery

Dr. Barnes believes it’s important for each patient to understand the types of treatment options available. Over the last 10 years there have been incredible advancements in surgical techniques. Here are brief descriptions to help explain the difference between open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The surgeon controls the da Vinci system using a tiny camera and instruments to perform the procedure. This technique results in smaller incisions and faster recovery time.

Laparoscopic Surgery

The surgeon makes a few small incisions in the abdomen and operates using special long-handled tools while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.

Open Surgery

The surgeon makes an incision large enough to see the internal organ that requires surgery and performs the procedure using hand-held tools. This traditional approach requires longer hospital stays and recovery time.

The da Vinci System

Robotic Surgeries Performed By T. Ellis Barnes, MD

Hiatal hernia repair

Paraesophageal repair

Anti-reflux procedures

Ventral and inguinal hernia repair

Abdominal wall reconstruction



Enhancing Surgical Capabilities

The purpose of the da Vinci system is to expand the abilities of a surgeon’s eyes and hands using robotic technology.

During the surgery, Dr. Barnes is in the operating room, seated at the da Vinci system console. From there he controls the instruments he needs to perform the surgery.

The da Vinci vision system provides a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area that is magnified 10 times greater than what the human eye can see.

Dr. Barnes uses tiny instruments with smooth precision that move with much greater range of motion than a human hand.

Making a Difference For Patients In The Savannah Area

Thousands of people every day have a robotic-assisted procedure using the da Vinci surgical system. Dr. T. Ellis Barnes is a leader in the field of robotic surgery and uses his experience and skills to deliver minimally invasive procedures so patients can recover faster. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barnes in Savannah, Richmond Hill or Vidalia, just complete the form below.

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