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“Knowledge is power.” – Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery is a powerhouse of robotic surgery knowledge, advancing the practice of robotic surgery around the nation and around the world. By participating in the world’s largest robotic surgery database, the Institute is able to provide a path for affiliated hospitals and surgeons to stay ahead of the curve in innovation, efficiency and best practices.

If knowledge is power, then data is strength. Hospitals and surgeons affiliated with the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery build strong, safe robotic programs. The benefactors of this strength?

Our patients.

  • daVinciRobot

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    On April 16, 2014 the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery became the first in the world to use the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This historic event took place at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, bringing the added benefits of the Xi to our patients.

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  • thiru-lakshman

    Dr. Thiru Lakshman, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence. He has hosted Advanced Colorectal Surgery Courses since 2015.

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  • dr-devin-garza

    Devin Garza, M.D., a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is a renowned surgeon, speaker and robotic instructor. His expertise is sought-after internationally and he travels extensively to lecture and teach robotics in other countries, including Japan, South Korea, and Australia to name a few. Dr. Garza was recently elected to serve as Vice Chair for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

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  • lisaMJukes_thb

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

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  • Matt Meigs, MD

    Dr. Matt Meigs, a TIRS-affiliated ENT surgeon, performed the first robotically-assisted trans-oral robotic surgeries in the region, including base of the tongue reduction procedures for sleep apnea and base of the tongue resections for cancer.

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  • Francis Buzad

    Dr. Francis Buzad, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence. He has been hosting surgeons from across the nation for general surgery observations since 2013.

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  • dr-marquez

    Nancy Marquez, M.D., a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, has performed robotic surgeries in the Austin area since 2002. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Marquez is a clinical professor for Texas A&M University.