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Most Advanced Robotic Surgery Technology

da Vinci RobotWhether you are contemplating surgical weight loss, have been diagnosed with a hernia or bad gallbladder, we have 15 experienced surgeons specially-trained to use the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

Spectrum Health Lakeland has created many da Vinci masterpieces — over 3,000 cases performed to date. To better serve our patients, we acquired the newest model robot — the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, making Lakeland the only health system in Michiana with the most advanced Xi technology.

Some of the most common surgeries performed using the da Vinci are:

 One Million Safety Checks Per Second

Lakeland surgeons use the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems to see inside the body more clearly and perform complex surgeries through tiny incisions.The da Vinci robot performs over 1 million safety checks per second and allows for a whole new level of safer, more complex surgical treatment. This state-of-the-art technology allows patients to receive the advanced treatment they need, without leaving our community.

Compared to conventional surgery, da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery may provide a number of benefits including: 

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced blood loss and need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Single site incision
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions

Meet Our da Vinci Surgeons                                                                               

Hear More From Our da Vinci Patients

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A Very Lucky Man – Bad Kidney Causes Back Pain , Mitchel Simmons
Jun, 2018
Physicians: Benjamin Stockton, MDDavid Kraklau, MD

I’m a very lucky man – I feel like I got a second chance at life.

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Quit Running From Pain, John Ruder
Nov, 2017
Physicians: Michael Webb, MD

Since having the surgery I am able to stand, run, lift, work, and live my life pain free.

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Like it Didn’t Even Happen , Amy Waller
Oct, 2017
Physicians: Roy Winslow, MD

The surgery interrupted my life very little – it’s almost like it didn’t even happen.

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Thank You Very Much, Mr. Roboto, Gary Burkett
Aug, 2017
Physicians: Roy Winslow, MD 

Dr. Winslow did a phenomenal job explaining my options to me.

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Returning to Life’s Simple Pleasures, Linda Chism
May, 2017
Physicians: James Clancy, MD

My healing time was cut in half. I would recommend da Vinci surgery to anyone.

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“I Didn’t Want to Die Young”, Shelley Wilkinson
Feb, 2017
Physicians: Michael Schuhknecht, DO

Finding Dr. Schuhknecht saved my life.

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Living Life on Her Own Terms, Trista Watts
Mar, 2016
Physicians: Benjamin Stockton, MD

Since the procedure, the fear of my symptoms returning is no longer in my mind.

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Don’t Stomach the Pain, Rosemary Stull
Feb, 2016
Physicians: Craig Kline, MD

If anyone is hesitant to have surgery, they should know they are in good hands with Lakeland Health

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No Place Like Home, By Loren B. Hamel, MD
Aug, 2015
Physicians: Daniel Reichert, MDRoy Winslow, MD; David Blue, MD

We were grateful they brought their skills to work, and blessed by how they brought their hearts to work. 

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Patient Praises da Vinci Technology as ‘Future of Surgery’, Chriss Lyon
Mar, 2015
Physicians: Michael Schuhknecht, DO 

I'm thankful this technology is available right here in our community and that I was able to receive my treatment locally. I felt like I was being cared for by my friends and neighbors the entire time.

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Trust Your Gut (Elizabeth Jeffers, MD; Craig Kline, MD)

Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment options for diverticulitis.

Robotic Surgery Explained

Learn how the da Vinci ® Xi ™ system and the specially trained surgeons are providing less pain, faster recovery, and minimal scarring for patients.

Check-Up: Robotic Surgery Explained (Craig Kline, MD, General Surgery)

General surgeon Craig Kline discusses some of the common fears patients have about undergoing da Vinci robotic surgery

Check-Up: How to Avoid a Hernia (Michael Webb, MD, General Surgery)

General surgeon Michael Webb shares tips on how best to avoid suffering a hernia.

Robotic Hernia Repair (James Clancy, MD; Michael Webb, MD)

Learn what happens if hernias are not taken care of and about the latest treatment options.

Dinner and a Robot: The Future of Surgical Care at Lakeland HealthCare

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Robotic Hernia Repair

Robotic Hernia Repair

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