Dr. Zachary Crislip, chairman of surgery
at St. David's Georgetown Hospital,
showcases one of the new surgical robots.
As a member of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, St. David's Georgetown Hospital is bringing robotic-assisted surgical options closer to home for Georgetown residents. The hospital is rapidly growing its robotic platforms, performing more than 1,000 robotic-assisted surgeries since 2020. This milestone was achieved in late 2022, two years after the hospital received its surgical robot and about one year after adding a second one.
These robotic platforms help St. David's Georgetown Hospital surgeons conduct minimally invasive orthopedic and gynecologic surgeries, hernia repairs, gall bladder removals, and oncology procedures. Robotic-assisted surgery provides many benefits to patients including shorter hospitalization, reduced pain and discomfort, faster recovery time, smaller incisions, and a reduced risk of infection.