By Terry Kovarik
Door County residents no longer have to travel to larger cities for operations requiring robotic surgery. Door County Medical Center has had a complete robotic surgery system online since May and two operations have been performed. The system can handle procedures such as hernia and eye operations. Dr. Michael St. Jean hopes that help people to understand that such specialized robotic surgery is available to them right here in Door County.
Dr. St. Jean also says that robotic-assisted surgery results in decreased post-op pain and gets the patient back to normal faster. You can see a demonstration of the robotic surgical system October 4 from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Door County Medical Center on South 18th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, WI.