Surgeon on Maury Regional medical staff hits 1K procedures with da Vinci system


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) offers its patients the latest in surgical technology, and a surgeon on the medical staff has reached an impressive milestone with one of the hospital’s robotic systems.

Chad M. Moss, M.D., a specialist in general, robotic and breast surgery, performed his 1,000th procedure at MRMC with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System on Monday. He’s the first surgeon to perform 1,000 procedures at MRMC with the da Vinci robotic platform.

“I’m excited to reach this milestone,” said Dr. Moss, who is a partner with The Surgical Clinic in Columbia and a medical staff officer at MRMC. “The da Vinci Xi robotic platform has been a great tool for us. It allows surgeons to be more precise and perform procedures in a less invasive way, which can lead to a faster recovery time for our patients. The robotic team at Maury Regional has embraced the technology and helped create a safe, efficient process that allows me to bring the best care to my patients.”

Dr. Moss joined the medical staff at Maury Regional Health in 2014. He is one of 12 surgeons who perform robotic-assisted procedures with the da Vinci Xi at MRMC.

The da Vinci Xi, which was first implemented at MRMC in 2018, is the latest generation of the da Vinci system. It utilizes advanced robotic, computer and optical technologies, including a high-definition and highly magnified 3D vision system and mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist.

The system allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures in the areas of urology, gynecology, thoracic and general surgery. Benefits of the minimally invasive approach for patients typically include minimal blood loss and a faster recovery time.

Edward Kightlinger, a patient who underwent hernia surgery with Dr. Moss, said he was thrilled with recovery following the procedure aided by the da Vinci. The retired naval lieutenant commander was back to his normal active lifestyle a few weeks following surgery.

“The process was flawless from beginning to end, and the staff was fantastic and informative,” Kightlinger said. “I was up and moving about quickly, and I had no pain.”

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