Surgical Procedures

The da Vinci Surgical System is a class of minimally invasive surgery that offers benefits – for the surgeon and patient – related to the capabilities of robotic technology.

Our Hospitals

Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery is headquartered at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, which in 2014 was named among the Truven 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation for the third consecutive year.

Our Surgeons

The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery is home to some of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the region, and in the nation.

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    First in the World To Use New da Vinci Xi Surgical System
    On Wednesday, April 16, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will become the first facility in the world to bring the benefits of the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System to patients.

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    Elected Vice Chair of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists’ Robotic Surgery Group
    Thomas N. Payne, M.D., Executive Medical Director of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, has been elected to serve as vice chair for a special interest group on robotic surgery for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

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    Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery Creates Initiative to Improve Patient Care
    Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center announced today that it has partnered with three Texas hospitals to create an initiative to help improve patient care and enhance the delivery of care in da Vinci robotic surgery.

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    Dr. Parviz Kavoussi, a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, has been invited to lecture in Switzerland and Poland in October 2015. In Geneva, Switzerland he will lecture at the international meeting of the Robot Assisted Microsurgical and Endoscopic Society; and in Warsaw, Poland he will lecture at the World Congress of Urology International Meeting.

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    Dr. Thiru Lakshman, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, has been recognized nationally for teaching excellence and will begin hosting Advanced Colorectal Surgery Courses in 2015.

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    Dr. Devin Garza, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, traveled to Japan and South Korea in January 2015 to teach and help launch their Single Site Robotic Gynecology program.

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    Dr. Lisa Jukes, a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, has been recognized nationally for teaching excellence and has begun hosting surgeons from across the nation for hysterectomy single site case observations.

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  • Matt Meigs, MD

    Dr. Matt Meigs, a newly affiliated TIRS ENT surgeon, recently performed the region's first robotically assisted trans-oral robotic surgeries, including base of the tongue reduction procedure for sleep apnea and base of the tongue resection for cancer.

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  • Francis Buzad

    Dr. Francis Buzad, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence and has been hosting surgeons from across the nation for general surgery observations for over 3 years.

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  • Eric Acheson

    Dr. Eric Acheson, a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, has been recognized for teaching excellence and is hosting surgeons from across the nation for general and bariatric surgery.

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