Robotic Surgery

For the benefit of patients, Jennie Stuart Health implemented a robotic surgical system in 2013. At a cost of nearly $2 million, the da Vinci® Surgical System represents the largest investment in a single piece of equipment by the hospital. The da Vinci system is the leading robotic surgical system in use in the U.S. today.

"There are few hospitals our size in America with a surgical robot. We are proud of this expansion of clinical capabilities for our patients across the Pennyrile region," Eric Lee, president & CEO, Jennie Stuart Health said at a news conference.

The first physician trained in the use of the system was Matthew Robinson, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon. He has been a member of the Jennie Stuart Health Medical Staff since 2007.

"The da Vinci system will allow surgeons like me to perform minimally invasive surgery with more precision due to three dimensional viewing and laparoscopic instruments that allow more freedom of movement than current conventional instruments," Dr. Robinson said. "I am excited about the opportunity to provide this service to my patients."

Dr. Matthew Robinson performed the first robotic procedure at Jennie Stuart and recently received additional training, now capable of performing a procedure to remove the gallbladder with a single incision in the navel. This single-site surgery is only available at a small number of hospitals of our size in the U.S.

The following physicians practice Robotic Surgery at Jennie Stuart Health:

   Sarabeth Martin MD

Sarabeth Martin MD
Jennie Stuart Medical Group
219 West 17th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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   Matthew Robinson MD, FACS

Matthew Robinson MD, FACS
Jennie Stuart Medical Group
General Surgery
1722 High St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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   Tarek Toubia MD, MSCR

Tarek Toubia MD, MSCR
Jennie Stuart Medical Group
Wallace Medical Arts Building
1717 High St., Suite 4B
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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