Athens Vein & Thoracic Specialists is committed to using cutting edge technology and procedures to ensure the best possible care and results for our patients. Dr. Malone is one of only a few thoracic surgeons in Georgia using the da Vinci® Surgical System for state-of-the-art, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. da Vinci® Surgical System


The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions. It consists of several key components, including: an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating, a patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery, interactive robotic arms, a 3D HD vision system, and proprietary EndoWrist® instruments.

da Vinci is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments working inside the patient’s body. As a result, da Vinci enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.


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