Memphis surgeon explains the benefits of robotic surgery

Dr. Alan Hammond of St. Francis Hospital said he's been performing robotic surgeries since 2014 and that they are an "evolution in minimal-invasive surgery."

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Saint Francis Hospitals has the largest fleet of da Vinci XI robots in the city. There are four at Saint Francis Park and one at the Bartlett location.

Recently, Dr. Hammond completed his 1,000th robotic surgery at Saint Francis-Memphis.

“I’m the busiest general surgeon robotically in the city,” said Dr. Alan Hammond, General Surgeon with Saint Francis Hospital. “And I think I’m the first one in the city to hit 1,000.”

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