DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (May 19, 2021) – Kelly L. Molpus, M.D., Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, recently completed his 1,500 surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Dr. Molpus was presented with a crystal plaque to commemorate this milestone from Intuitive, the company behind the da Vinci® surgical system.
Dr. Molpus joined Halifax Health in 2005, and was instrumental in bringing the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to Halifax Health. The first surgery using the leading-edge surgical robotics system took place January 12, 2007. The da Vinci® S Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The da Vinci® System consists of an ergonomic surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System is designed to scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon’s hand movements into more precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments.
“For the patient, a da Vinci procedure can offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure, including less pain, less blood loss and less need for blood transfusions” said Dr. Molpus. He added “additionally, the da Vinci System can enable a shorter hospital stay, a quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.”
Halifax Health – Center for Oncology is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers a full-range of diagnostic testing, aggressive treatment, clinical trials and support to cancer patients and their families at locations in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach.
For more information on the programs and services offered by Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, please call 386.425.4211 or visit Halifax Health – Center for Oncology.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.