DaVinci Surgical System

Helen Keller Hospital is the Shoals leader in robot-assisted surgery, introducing this option first in 2010, and has the most experienced robotic team in the area. Surgeons at Helen Keller Hospital have performed more than 900 of these surgeries in the specialties of gynecology (such as hysterectomy) and urology (such as prostatectomy) and now general surgery (cholecystectomy).

Dr. Wesley Desselle performed the first single-site, robot-assisted gallbladder surgery (or cholecystectomy) in May at Helen Keller Hospital.

Taking excellent care of surgical patients also demands a specially-trained robotic team to assist the physicians. The Helen Keller robotic team includes: Yasmin Montgomery, RN; Heather Bynon, Surgical Tech; Dana Kimbrough, RN; Jackie Fleming, RN; Leisa English, RN; Rhonda Hudson, RN; and Andrea Hammond, Surgical Tech.

These Helen Keller Physicians have the expertise to perform your surgery using the DaVinci Surgical System:
General Surgery - Wesley Desselle, M.D. FACS

Obstetrics/Gynecology - Martha H. Aldridge, M.D., FACOG, George S. Allen, III, M.D., FACOG; F.C. Gapultos, Jr., M.D., FACOG; Stephen Keith, M.D.; Steven Snyder, M.D.; Larry C. Stutts, M.D. , FACOG.

Urology - Mark W. Smith, M.D. and Michael R. Yordy, M.D.