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GAMC Debuts Robotic Surgery
Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez (818) 800-3113
The Latest in Robotic Surgery, the da Vinci Surgical System is Now Available at
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
GLENDALE, CA - February 17, 2010 - The most effective, least invasive da Vinci® Surgical System is now available at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The hospital debuted the latest in robotic surgery last month to staff and board members at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides GAMC surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
GAMC is one of only a few hospitals in the area to have two operating consoles, which will reduce the learning curve for surgeons who are new to the system.
Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, the surgeon is seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The master controls at the console seamlessly translate the surgeons hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The system also enables surgeons to perform procedures using only 1-2 cm incisions.
Because these procedures are now minimally invasive, the da Vinci® Surgical System helps to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care. Patients experience reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less post-operative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and less scarring.
To learn more about the robotic surgery program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, please call (818) 409-8100 or visit http://glendaleadventist.com/body.cfm?id=503