A milestone surgery was recently performed at Womack Army Medical Center in Fayetteville, thanks to an ongoing initiative to provide expanded health care services to area VA and DOD beneficiaries through shared staff, resources and facilities. Dr. Obinna Igwilo performed the VA’s first robotic surgeries using Da Vinci technology, which allows a surgeon’s hand motions to be translated into precise movements spread to four robotic arms working inside the patient’s body. The achievement also doubled as the VA healthcare system’s first Da Vinci surgeries at Womack Army Medical Center continuing an advancing partnership with Womack and the VA.

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