Recently, Roper St. Francis Healthcare “House Calls” talked with Dr. Hunter Smith about the benefits of GYN Robotic surgery. Through the use of robotics, surgeons are able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures with unmatched precision and control. Benefits include shorter recovery time, less pain and scarring, and fewer complications.

Lowcountry Women’s Specialists are experts in the use of robotic surgery.

• Dr. Ronnie Givens was the first physician to perform a single site robotic hysterectomy at Trident Medical Center, and serves as a da Vinci robotic preceptor teaching other surgeons around the country how to use the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Dr. Jennifer Heinemann performed the first-ever robotic hysterectomy at Roper St Francis Hospital Berkeley.

• In January 2020, Dr. Ronnie Givens and Dr. Bo Reeves performed their 800th (Givens) and 600th (Reeves) minimally invasive robotic gynecological procedures at Summerville Medical Center.