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Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gynecologist Is First In Region To Perform Single-site Robotic-assisted Hysterectomies

June 20, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Lakeside OB/GYN’s Jason Bailey, MD, FACOG, is among the first physicians in Georgia to perform single-site hysterectomies using the da Vinci Surgical System.  The new procedure is performed through a small incision with virtually no scarring.  Dr. Bailey is the only gynecological surgeon in northeast Georgia trained to perform the new procedure which offers several advantages for hysterectomy patients.

“The surgery is performed through the navel,” Dr. Bailey explains. “So the single scar is well-hidden, and patients usually return home within 24 hours and are back at work or to their normal routines within two weeks.”

Dr. Bailey has performed laparoscopic hysterectomies since 2005 and says using traditional laparoscopy can be cumbersome compared to using the daVinci robotic system.

“All laparoscopic surgeries leave less scarring than traditional hysterectomies, and using the robot gives me better dexterity and visibility,” says Dr. Bailey.  “I control everything from a console which allows for very precise movements, and the robotic system’s high definition, 3-D cameras always have up-close, detailed images of each movement required for the surgery.”

The surgical system also analyzes and stabilizes even the tiniest movements made by the surgeon.  The result is precise, fluid movements and a reduced risk of error.

“Many women know they need to have a hysterectomy, but keep putting it off because of their fear of pain, long recovery and the multiple scars associated with traditional hysterectomy,” says Dr. Bailey. “This robotic procedure results in less pain, smaller scars and faster recovery.”

Dr. Bailey performs the robotic procedure at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville - rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).

To learn more about Dr. Bailey and NGPG Lakeside OB/GYN, call 770-219-9300 or visit www.ngpg.org/lakeside-obgyn.

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About Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) is one of the largest multispecialty groups in North Georgia.  Representing 20 medical specialties, we bring together more than 180 talented physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, along with other clinical staff, at more than 45 locations.

As part of Northeast Georgia Health System, NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®) and one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals (Truven Health Analytics®).  Learn more at ngpg.org and nghs.com.