Adena Physicians & Staff 10/08/12
Adena Health System is now offering robotic surgery to patients in south central and southern Ohio. The Health System is the only hospital in the region (south of I-70 and east of I-71) with this state-of-the-art technology.
A surgical robot enables a surgeon to perform extremely precise procedures, utilizing small incisions, in areas of the body that are difficult for the human hand to reach. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive and used for many types of surgeries including: women's surgery, prostate surgery, general surgery, lung and some heart procedures.
"By adding robotic surgery to our services, Adena is ensuring our patients have close to home access to the latest surgical technology, which will provide for a faster recovery time," said Mark Shuter, Adena President and CEO. "Several of our physicians are skilled in robotic surgery, with more to undergo training in the near future." Adena physicians currently trained to perform robotic surgery specialize primarily in urology, gynecology and general surgery.
On Wednesday, General Surgeon Dr. Bill Sever performed the first four operations using Adena's surgical robot. He said, "Patients are really going to benefit from robotic surgery. A case we may have done six months ago, requiring an open incision, will now be able to be handled using this minimally invasive technology."
In a robotic surgery, the surgeon make incisions and places ports in the patient to accommodate the instruments placed in robotic arms. From a console located next to the patient in the operating room, the surgeon manipulates the robotic tool, which mimics the physician's hand movements. Because robotic surgery is less invasive, the body heals faster and patients are back on their feet – and back to work sooner....Read More