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GRMC Hospital

Iowa’s leader in robotic surgery

Advancements in technology offer surgical patients profound benefits with the robotic surgical process. GRMC has highly-trained surgeons who have completed some of the most complicated surgeries with the daVinci ® Xi Robotic surgical system. Benefit such as quicker recovery and lower complication rates when compared with traditional open or laparoscopic surgery, as objectively demonstrated by our outcomes data in NSQIP---the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (Link). Less pain after surgery, less blood loss during surgery, faster healing, and less need for pain medications top the list of reasons patients prefer robotic surgery option.

 Advancements by our general surgeons, urologist, and gynecologist with this far-reaching technology allow us to perform an even wider array of complex procedures with unprecedented precision. The Surgical Associates team, known for its creativity and innovation in minimally invasive surgery for nearly 30 years, has over the past four years been quietly expanding that creative expertise into the field of robotic surgery, assuring once again that you and your patients will notice what a difference it truly makes to have a Grinnell surgeon.

GRMC is a leader in offering the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today. Only a handful of hospitals offer this advance technology. We offer exceptional technologies to match the skills of our exceptional staff and surgeons.

Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, GRMC offers a new category of minimally invasive surgery.  The da Vinci® Xi Surgical System, is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Our surgeons now offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures.

Robotically assisted surgeries have the potential for:

  • significantly less pain,
  • a shorter hospital stay
  • faster return to normal daily activities
  • as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.

If your primary care provider recommends you to a surgeon for abdomen, urological and gynecological surgery, contact a surgeon on our team who performs surgeries on the daVinci robotic unit

  • David Coster, MD, general surgery

  • Nicholas Kuiper, DO, general surgery

  • Mathew Severidt, DO, general surgery

  • Aaron Smith, DO, urologist