Brookings Health System

da Vinci Surgery

Brookings Health System offers the most sophisticated surgical technology close to home, da Vinci robotic assisted surgery. Experienced, highly trained surgeons and staff provide personalized, patient-centered care. The minimally invasive surgical approach provides several patient benefits, including less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quick return to normal daily activities.

Our new da Vinci Xi robotic assisted surgery system gives surgeons improved access to internal anatomy for gall bladder removal, hernia repair, colon surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endometriosis surgery, hysterectomy and myomectomy.

Watch & Learn

Brookings’ Bob Munich shares his experience having hernia surgery with a da Vinci robotic procedure. Watch doctors Sara Marroquin, Tara Haarsma and Larissa Bennis talk about the da Vinci procedures they perform at Brookings Health.

Combined Procedures

Our da Vinci Xi system allows us to offer combined robotic procedures for women who know they need both gynecological and general surgery procedures. The surgeons use the same set of incisions to perform each of their respective procedures. Once the first surgery is finished, the da Vinci robot is rest for the next procedure. Performing the combined surgeries means one anesthesia, one recovery period and one time away from work. It also equals less out-of-pocket costs for the patient.

Brookings Health’s smaller footprint gives the surgical team the nimbleness to provide combined surgery requests for qualified patients. General surgeons and gynecologists work together to determine the appropriateness of combined procedures for the patient. The surgeons also modify their schedule to accommodate the patient’s need.

Illustration of da Vinci incisions versus open incisionsKey Benefits of da Vinci surgery include:

  • Patient Benefits: less pain, shorter hospital stay, reduced infection risk, less blood loss, and smaller incisions with minimal scarring, helping patients quickly return to work and daily activities.
  • Enhanced Surgeon Capabilities: robot provides greater precision, superior vision, and enhanced dexterity while remaining 100% under physician control.
  • Highly-Trained, Expert Staff: experienced surgeons and dedicated daVinci surgical team undergo comprehensive training to perform procedures and care for patients.
  • Why Choose Brookings Health: offers the latest technology while providing personalized care tailored to the patient.

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System Providers:

Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

 
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Larissa Bennis, M.D.

Larissa Bennis, M.D.

 
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Sara Marroquin, MD, MPH

Sara Marroquin, MD, MPH

 
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Tara Haarsma, D.O.

Tara Haarsma, D.O.

 
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Theresa Oey, M.D.

Theresa Oey, M.D.

 
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital