Robotic surgery minimizes scarring

Bay Area Hospital offers a variety of general surgical procedures using the da Vinci Si Surgical System -- including single-site gallbladder removal, leaving almost no visible scar. Other procedures conducted with robotic assistance include appendectomy, colon resection, and Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. (This is not a complete list of available robotic-assisted surgeries. Consult your physician to learn whether robotic surgery is the right option for you.)

Dr. Steven Tersigni

Dr. Steven Tersigni

Steven A. Tersigni, MD, was the first physician to perform robotic-assisted surgery at Bay Area Hospital. A board-certified general surgeon, he performed Oregon’s first surgery using the Firefly Fluorescence Imaging technology, and he performed Bay Area Hospital’s first single-site surgery using the da Vinci Si Surgical System.

Dr. Tersigni earned a bachelor of arts degree in Italian at Brigham Young University. Before attending medical school, Dr. Tersigni worked for several years as a roofing contractor in California. He graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 1990 and received his general surgery training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Tersigni is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He specializes in breast, thoracic, and general surgery, with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Tersigni is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Oregon Health and Science University.

Dr. Tersigni performs a variety of general surgical procedures using the da Vinci Si Surgical System, including Nissen fundoplication (for gastroesophageal reflux disease), colon resection (partial colon removal), and appendectomy. Gallbladder removal can be performed through a single tiny incision, leaving almost no visible scar.

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