(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center is now offering robotic-assisted surgery. The addition to the operating room provides surgeons and patients with another option for minimally invasive general surgeries, including hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, hysterectomies, endometriosis, and more. The surgeries utilize the da Vinci X robotic surgical system. Robotic surgery is designed to enhance a surgeon’s capabilities and much like a doctor uses an MRI or CT scan to “see” inside the body, the da Vinci system is used by surgeons to extend the capabilities of their eyes and hands, while maintaining complete control throughout the surgical process. Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington says robotic surgery gives residents of Watertown and the surrounding communities close access to the most technologically advanced care available. Some of the benefits to patients who choose to utilize the robotic technology include; less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, quicker return to normal activities, less risk of infection, less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions, less scarring, and fewer wound complications. For more information about robotic-assisted surgery, visit watertownregional.com/robotic-surgery or davincisurgery.com.