Baystate Medical Center is the leading health care facility in Western Massachusetts for:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), also known as laparoscopic surgery.
- Robot-Assisted Surgery which utilizes advanced technology to make MIS even more precise.
Baystate is the only facility in Western Massachusetts with two da Vinci robots.
Baystate also offers a one-year MIS Fellowship that offers an opportunity to acquire advanced MIS skills in all aspects of laparoscopy.
Patients considering minimally invasive/robotic surgery can visit da Vinci's da Vinci Stories website. Here, patients' personal stories of Vinci Surgery experiences that match their own situation. For example, prospective patients can read stories that match their medical condition, or come from patients in their state or specific country.
Patients can easily also add their own stories (and photos) via the Submit Your Story link. They are guided through a structured series of questions designed to gather the most compelling details about their robotic surgery experience, and are then given the option to post their whole story in their own words.
Advantages of MIS or Robot-assisted surgery
Patients who elect MIS or robot-assisted surgeries are more likely to: