Surgical Services:

  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Urological Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Hernia repair 
  • Anti-reflux repair 
  • Colon surgery 
  • Hysterectomy 

Da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery close to home

So you can heal quickly and get back to the people you enjoy most

Doctors Memorial Hospital offers the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. This accreditation signals that our hospital is among the best in this specialty and is acknowledged for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety.

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 your medical options. Our surgical program is led by board certified surgeons and offers the versatile DA VINCI® robotic-assisted surgical system.

Our robotic surgery program provides surgeons with alternatives to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of state-of-the-art robotic platforms, enabling surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

Your surgeon in control

The da Vinci surgical system gives your surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The term “robotic” often misleads people. Robots don’t perform surgery. Your surgeon performs surgery with da Vinci by using instruments that he or she guides via a console. The da Vinci system translates your surgeon’s hand movements at the console in real time, bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions.

To schedule a consultation or referral, please call 850-547-8142 .

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less need for pain medications
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to daily activities
  • Better clinical outcomes

Many conditions can be treated using robotic-assisted surgery, including:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gynecologic conditions
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Prostate conditions
  • Stomach cancer
  • Knee and hip replacement
  • Spine surgery

Meet Our Surgeons

Dale Mitchum, MD, General Surgery
John B. Thomas, MD, General & Robotic Surgery

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services – Deborah Smiddy, RN

Phone: (850) 547-8142

Office Hours:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm