Daryl Sutter Undergoes Surgery at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Daryl Sutter, former NHL player and current Los Angeles Kings head coach, credits the daVinci surgical procedure done by Dr. Daniel Marcus at the MDRH as the single reason why he is able to return to the ice in full force. Sutter suffered from multiple hernias, limiting his abilities as a coach through all of last season.

Daryl Sutter, former NHL player and current Los Angeles Kings head coach, credits the daVinci surgical procedure done by Dr. Daniel Marcus at the MDRH as the single reason why he is able to return to the ice in full force. Sutter suffered from multiple hernias, limiting his abilities as a coach through all of last season. Yet less than a week after undergoing surgery with the davninci system, he was back in full health ready to coach his team. The Kings won the Stanley cup two seasons ago, largely due to Sutter’s quality coaching, and now that he is in full health, Sutter once again is fully focused on bringing home hockey’s ultimate prize.

The procedure itself, now common in the United States, relies on small incisions and robotic instruments, allowing doctors more precision with less invasionary strategies. Dr. Marcus greatly prefers the daVinci robotic system because it has time and time again shown to lead to less pain and a much shorter recovery time.

Unfortunately, robotic surgery has received a decent amount of bad press due to a FDA investigation into robotic systems. However, the 1% complication rate when using the system is commiserate with more traditional laparoscopic surgery. These pieces of bad press did nothing to dissuade Daryl Sutter from pursing the daVinci treatment option, and he had this to add.

In an official interview with cbsla.com, Sutter was quoted saying, “Being a former player, I’ve had lots of different orthopedic surgeries done and I wish they could have had some of those done this way.”