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WMHS Foundation Makes Commitment To New Robotic Surgery Program

July 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The WMHS Foundation is announcing a commitment of $1.25 Million to the new robotic surgery program at WMHS. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (RALS) is a type of minimally invasive surgery.

The robot is being used in the specialties of urology, general surgery, and gynecology.

The first round of surgeons trained and using the robot includes: Dr. Jason Riley, urologist; Dr. Roy Chisholm, general surgeon, Dr. Michael Stasko, general surgeon, and Dr. Tom Hartsuch, gynecologist/obstetrician.

Robotic surgery brings several significant advantages to WMHS and its patients:

  • More precise surgery.
  • Less trauma to the body because of those smaller incisions and easier access to the organs.
  • Less blood loss, risk of infection, and fewer complications.
  • Patients experience less visible scarring, shorter recovery time, and less pain.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Surgeries once available only at major medical centers are now available locally.
  • Robotics surgery is a practice priority for many new physicians, thus aiding in recruitment and retention.

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