At Lafayette General, da Vinci surgery is offered for urologic and gynecologic procedures—mainly prostatectomies and hysterectomies
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
Physicians operate via a console that provides a 3-D view within the body, while the robotic arms translate the surgeon's every hand, wrist and finger movements to the tiny laparoscopic instruments.
For the patient, benefits may include:
Significantly less pain
Less blood loss
Shorter recovery time
A faster return to normal daily activities
And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. Surgeons who perform da Vinci procedures at LGMC include:
Dr. Daniel Bourque, obstetrician/gynecologist; (337) 234-3344
Dr. Allison Taylor, obstetrician/gynecologist; (337) 289-8440
Dr. Thomas Forest, urologist, subspecialty certification in pediatric urology; (337) 406-8009
Dr. William 'Brad' Roth, urologist; (337) 289-9155
Dr. Samuel Shuffler, urologist; (337) 289-9155
My patients always ask me . . .
"If I was told today that I had prostate cancer, I’d definitely ask if I were a candidate for the da Vinci® Surgical Robot..." more}
-Thomas Forest, M.D.
Other Lafayette General da Vinci surgeons share why, if faced with a choice for themselves or a loved one, they would choose a da Vinci surgery:
"If my wife needed a hysterectomy, I’d want the most effective method with the quickest recovery . . ." more} -Daniel Bourque, M.D. Obstetrician/Gynecologist "If I was facing prostate cancer, and was a candidate for surgery, I'd choose the da Vinci surgical robot. No doubt about it . . ." more} -William Roth, M.D. Urologist "I'm all for solutions that involve the least amount of pain and the shortest recuperation . . ." more}
-Allison Taylor, M.D. Obstetrician/Gynecologist
"If I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, knowing what I know, the da Vinci® surgical robot would be my first treatment choice . . ." more} -Samuel Shuffler, M.D. Urologist