Published on June 15, 2021

Caregivers Explore Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Doctor adjusting robot CHICO, Calif., June 15, 2021 – Since the debut of robotic-assisted surgery at Enloe Medical Center in June 2018, caregivers have performed more than 1,100 surgeries using the tool.

It’s just one example of powerful new technology that helps patients throughout the North State heal faster. And soon, Enloe’s skilled caregivers will have another world-class device to help treat cancer patients.

Surgical Oncologist Keith Cavaness will discuss these topics on Facebook on June 24 at noon. He’ll explain what robotic-assisted surgery is, the conditions caregivers can treat with it, who can benefit from the technology and what it means for patients.

“One of the great benefits of robotic-assisted surgery is that it provides greater precision, flexibility and control than what’s possible with conventional or laparoscopic surgery,” said Cavaness, who primarily focuses on cancer surgeries of the abdomen and pelvis. “It allows surgeons to do delicate and complex procedures in confined, hard-to-reach spaces that might have been impossible with other surgical methods.”

Dr. Cavaness will also talk about Enloe’s new MRIdian ViewRay Linear Accelerator — the most advanced tool in radiation therapy — which is being installed at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center. To watch the broadcast, visit Enloe’s Facebook page at and tune in on June 24 at noon. Viewers can post their questions in the broadcast’s Comments field. Once the discussion concludes, a recording will be available on the medical center’s Facebook page in the “Videos” section and on Enloe’s YouTube Channel at

Please note that some of Enloe’s Facebook discussions are recorded and broadcast on Facebook at a later date for quality assurance purposes. Comments and questions are addressed in real time during the broadcast.


Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.

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