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[ALBANY, Ga.] – Women’s Health Professionals is pleased to announce its entire panel of physicians as the first and only da Vinci® Robot-certified gynecological surgeons in Southwest Georgia. Expected to be the next surgical standard of care in gynecologic surgery, the da Vinci® System gives surgeons unsurpassed 3DHD visualization, surgical precision, control and ergonomic comfort. The result is more patients with fewer and smaller incisions who can get back to life faster – without the usual recovery time that typically follows major surgery.

The physicians of Women’s Health Professionals, Steven E. Kitchen, M.D., Paul A. Smurda, M.D. and Thomas C. Talley, M.D. have already performed robotic surgeries for current patients with great success. The doctors attribute their comfort with this state-of-the-art procedure to their extensive experience in performing another type of minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy.

“Since we began offering laparoscopic hysterectomy more than a decade ago, Women’s Health Professionals has reached a point where 85% of our hysterectomies are now accomplished with minimally invasive techniques,” said Talley, whose father, the late J. Leconte Talley, M.D., founded the practice nearly a half century ago. “As we pioneer the da Vinci Robotic System in Southwest Georgia, we are able to offer our patients even further options for minimally invasive surgery with this state-of-the-art system.”

The women’s health conditions that gynecologists can treat using the da Vinci® Hysterectomy range from chronic pelvic pain to abnormal bleeding and uterine fibroids.

Women’s Health Professionals is located on 5th Avenue in Albany, Georgia, overlooking historic Tift Park. Founded nearly fifty years ago by the late J. Leconte Talley, M.D., the practice offers state-of-the-art women’s health services including obstetrics and gynecology and infertility treatments.  For more information, please call (229)883-4555 or visit