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Patient Story: Carolyn Blake

When Carolyn Blake needed a tumor removed, Samuel Huang, MD, FACS, urologist at Triangle Urology Associates and Durham Regional Hospital, recommended she undergo a da Vinci Si Surgical System procedure.

“I was apprehensive about surgery in general—not because it was robotic—but I trusted Dr. Huang,” says Carolyn. “After learning about the small incision and faster healing process, I decided robotic surgery was a better option than an open procedure.”

Following surgery, Carolyn was back on her feet in a couple days. She worked from home for three weeks, and returned to work after five.

“I would absolutely recommend robotic surgery to others,” Carolyn says. “The difference in recovery time between my mother’s open incision kidney stone removal and my minimally invasive da Vinci surgery was almost miraculous.”