Gayla Petersen-Whitney is a very busy woman. She and her husband farm and ranch just outside Kensington. Together, they’re raising a son and daughter who are both less than 3 years old. In addition, Gayla commutes nearly 80 miles round trip to work at her full-time position at a veterinary clinic in Stockton. She doesn’t have time to let medical issues slow her down. Read more…

Women’s Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is the most advanced form of minimally invasive surgery available today.  HaysMed is the only hospital in Western Kansas that offers the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System to treat women’s health conditions.

Type of Surgeries:

*Hysterectomy – surgery to remove the uterus or womb; used as a treatment option for several women’s conditions, including vaginal prolapse (falling or slipping of the vagina), endometriosis, uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding and cancer

*Ovarian Cysts

*Pelvic Scar Tissue

*Tubal Ligation

*Pelvic Pain Evaluation


How da Vinci® works

Through a high-tech control module, surgeons move miniaturized operating instruments that allow for extremely precise movements.

Advantages for patients

*Smaller incisions which can result in:

*Less blood loss
*Less pain
*Reduced risk of infection
*Shorter hospital stay
*QUicker recovery and return to regular activity
*Less scarring

Talk to your Doctor about Robotic Surgery
Not all patients are candidates for robotic surgery.  To find out if you might be a candidate for this surgery, please talk to your doctor or call 785-623-5806.

Da Vinci Surgical Precision