North Idaho Urology

The da Vinci Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The System allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered, and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in thousands of prostate cancer procedures worldwide. It is important to know that da Vinci Surgery does not place a robot at the controls; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci robotic platform.

A little over a year ago we purchased the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System at our regional hospital, Kootenai Medical Center. We have now become facile in the technique and performance of robotic surgery. We are using this technology to perform the full range of urologic procedures, including radical prostatectomy, cystectomy, partial nephrectomy, nephroureterectomy, pyeloplasty, and ureteral repair.

Currently, three providers, Dr. Ellison, Dr. Clark, and Dr. McLaughlin, are using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

This approach provides numerous benefits to our patients:
• Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
• Decreased surgical pain
• Less scarring
• Shorter hospital stay
• Rapid postoperative recovery
• Patients are returning to work and daily activities more quickly

*As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

Your first visit: If you are interested in knowing more regarding robotic surgery or would like to schedule an appointment please call 208-667-0621 and ask for Brandy.

In order for us to provide the best care for you, it is very important that you bring the following items to your visit:
• A list of your current medications
• Any and all X-rays films from other groups or hospitals
• Insurance information and picture ID card such as a driver’s license
• Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past
• Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful

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980 W. Ironwood Dr., Ste.104
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
Ph: (208) 667.0621
Fax: (208) 664-1709
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