da Vinci Robotics

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hamilton College


Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
13323 Clinton, NY

Dr. Welchons and Williams will be discussing a brief history of robotic surgery followed by the MVHS journey to the robotic program. They will discuss the differences between robotic procedures versus open procedures and have a daVinci robot available for observation and a demonstration.

Daniel Welchons, MD, is a board-certified urologist with Associated Medical Professionals of NY in the New Hartford, New York, location. Dr. Welchons received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo and was awarded a full-tuition academic scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his surgical internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston followed by his residency at the Harvard Program in Urology. As a senior resident, he was an instructor for the New England Urology Training Course in Robotic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. His specialties include laparoscopic, robotic and prosthetic surgery as well as urologic oncology and he has coauthored several peer reviewed publications.

Chuck Williams, MHA, is the director of Operations for PeriOperative Services for MVHS, and has worked for the organization for more than thirty years. In addition to his other duties, in December of 2016, Chuck assumed the role of da Vinci Robotics coordinator, overseeing all aspects of this new program.