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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

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There’s really nothing more important after surgery than a quick recovery. That’s why Texas Health Rockwall offers advanced, robot-assisted surgeries using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

With the sophisticated technology of the da Vinci Xi, patients typically experience fewer complications and shorter hospital stays – getting you back on your feet faster.



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An extension of your surgeon’s eyes and hands

The da Vinci Xi serves as a natural extension of your surgeon’s eyes and hands, offering enhanced vision, precision, dexterity, and control.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and 3D high definition optical technologies. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on.

The da Vinci’s mechanical wrists bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist, allowing surgeons to operate through small incisions.

Less invasive

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System offers the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery. Incisions made with
da Vinci Xi robotic surgery are much smaller than cuts made during “open” surgery, making it among the least invasive options for surgery. For you, this typically means less blood loss, less scarring, less disruption to your body, less pain, and less time in the hospital.

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Billing information 

*For billing purposes, insurance companies generally treat robotic-assisted surgery the same as “open” surgery.  This means that the cost for the procedure is typically the same whether the patient has robotic surgery or “open” surgery.  However, all health plans are different and we encourage you to contact you insurance company to obtain information specific to your health plan. 


The da Vinci Xi Surgical System can be used for a multitude of procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

*Your physician knows your condition best. If you have a condition requiring surgery, check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery using robotic-assist.

Colorectal Surgery 

  • Robotic rectopexy
  • Bowel repairs
  • Colectomy (resection and colostomy)
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Ventral hernia and parastomal hernia repair with mesh
  • Colon Resection

General Surgery

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Ventral/incisional and inguinal hernia
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hellers Myotomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Bariatric Gastric Sleeve


  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ectopic pregnancy - surgical management of
  • Hysterectomy
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Myomectomy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy (for endometriosis)


  • Adrenalectomy
  • Nephrectomy/Partial Nephrectomy/Nephro ureterectomy
  • Renal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ureteral Surgery
  • Retroperitoneal Surgery/Lymphadenectomy
  • Cystectomy/Bladder Reconstruction
  • Prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cryoablation
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Ureteral Pyloplasty

da Vinci Credentialed Surgeons 

The following physicians are credentialed surgeons on the da Vinci Xi at Texas Health Rockwall.

Colon & Rectal

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga ~ Specialty: Colon & Rectal Surgery   

Dr. Daniel E. Wandrey ~ Specialty: Colon & Rectal Surgery   

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Catherine Olsen ~ Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology 

Dr Stephanie Shisler ~ Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology 

        Dr. J Kirkland Grant ~ Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology 

Dr. Angela M Angel ~ Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology  


Dr. Gregory Lieser ~ Specialty: Urology  

Dr. Aimee L Carr ~ Specialty: Urology  

General Surgery

Dr Kate Makohon ~ Specialty: General Surgery

Dr. Ashley L Egan ~ Specialty: General Surgery    

Dr. Jeffrey S Stephens ~ Specialty: General Surgery    

Dr. Caraleigh Buxie ~ Specialty: General Surgery    

Dr. David Ritter ~ Specialty: General Surgery    

Dr. Jon Harris ~ Specialty:  General Surgery 

For additional clinical information about the da Vinci Xi please visit the Intuitive Surgical website…

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