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Surgical Robotics Mentor Site

Surgical Robotics Mentor Site

Our patients deserve exceptional care. We are constantly advancing our services and technologies to bring the most sophisticated care to our region. With innovative technologies like robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, our physicians perform highly complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control. Our highly skilled robotics team provides the community with outstanding surgical care.

Lima Memorial’s robotics program sparked national recognition, giving us the privilege to serve as a national destination and training site for robotic surgeons across the country. Lima Memorial has been exclusively selected as a designated site for the da Vinci® Robotic Mentor Program.

Dr. Jeremy Heffner, a board-certified general surgeon with Midwest Surgical Specialists, has emerged as a leading expert in robotic surgery and has been elevated to the prominent role of teaching surgeons & administrators from across the nation. Dr. Heffner has treated more than 500 patients with robot-assisted surgery and ranks top in the country for the number of robotically accomplished hernia repairs.

As one of the most skilled da Vinci® general surgeons in the United States, surgeons and administrators have the chance to observe how Dr. Heffner utilizes da Vinci® technology for patient treatment, learn specific techniques and study how to produce the same clinical outcomes that have elevated Lima Memorial’s general surgery program to an exceptionally high standard.

The physicians at Midwest Surgical Specialists are highly skilled with many years of experience in surgical robotics. Talk with your doctor about the many benefits robotic surgery has to offer. For more information visit

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