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da Vinci® Si™ Surgery

Changing the Experience of Surgery at Mercy Medical Center

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.

The da Vinci® Si™ 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 Si System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

da Vinci Si Prostatectomy

Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.

da Vinci Si Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function.

To learn more on da Vinci Prostatectomy click here.

da Vinci Si Hysterectomy

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Si Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci Si System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

To learn more on da Vinci Hysterectomy click here.

While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® Si™ System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Si Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit

Choose a Mercy Medical Center da Vinci-qualified surgeon.
The following surgeons operate with the da Vinci Si Surgery System at Mercy:


  • Kevin Asher, MD, 413-241-2100
  • Stephen Gallo, MD, 413-241-2100
  • Phillip Kick, MD, 413-785-5321
  • Daniel Morrison, MD, 413-737-8328
  • Daniel Plosky, MD, 413-732-7426
  • Donald Sonn, MD, 413-785-5321
  • Jonathan Starkman, MD, 413-241-2100
  • William Swanson, MD, 413-241-2100
  • Adam Tyson, MD, 413-785-5321


  • Robert Costa, MD, 413-781-6210
  • Lilibeth Denham, MD, 413-781-8290
  • Elliot Greenberg, MD, 413-794-8484
  • Robert Howe, MD, 413-525-5160
  • Sharon MacMillan, MD, 413-209-9394
  • David McKay, MD, 413-789-6800
  • Natasha Reid, MD, 413-594-3111

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