High-tech helping hands: HMC offers minimally-invasive procedures thanks to surgical robot

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The da Vinci Surgical Systems robot is located in the OR at Hilo Medical Center.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Dr. Janine Doneza stands in front of the da Vinci Surgical Systems robot at Hilo Medical Center on Feb. 4. Doneza performs minimally invasive gynecological surgeries with the robot at HMC.

Hilo Medical Center recently acquired new high-tech surgery equipment and a specialist who knows how to use it.