Hilo Medical Center offers minimally invasive procedures thanks to surgical robot

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. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

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

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