Scripps hosts open house to debut new surgical robots

On July 15 from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Scripps Mercy Hospital will host an open house to howcase one of two state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical Systems recently acquired through philanthropic gifts by the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program.

As a part of the event, guests will have the opportunity to dress in surgical scrubs and tour the operating rooms while Carol Salem, MD, urologic oncologist and medical director of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, demonstrates the new technology.

Special guests attending the open house will include urologic robotic surgery patient and Scripps Mercy Hospital donor Douglas Barnhart, and cardiothoracic robotic surgery patient and chairman of the Board for San Diego National Bank Murray Galinson.

In addition, Scripps Mercy Hospital campaign cabinet co-chairs and donors Dick and Kaye Woltman will be honored for their work to secure a charitable gift to purchase Scripps Mercy’s second da Vinci robot.

In just two years Scripps surgeons have performed more than 500 robot-assisted surgeries, including a wide array of very complex urologic, cardiothoracic and gynecologic procedures, as well as oncologic, bariatric and general surgeries – establishing Scripps as the fastest-growing and most comprehensive robotic surgery program in San Diego.

While traditional open surgery often requires long incisions and invasive tissue disruption, robot-assisted surgery is performed through tiny incisions of one to two centimeters and with minimal impact to the surrounding area. The robotic surgical system provides surgeons with enhanced dexterity, precision and control through patented instruments with a much greater range of motion than the human hand and wrist. It also provides surgeons with three-dimensional, high-definition vision for improved clarity and detail of the surgical area.

For more information about the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, visit www.scripps.org/robotics.

Related posts:

  1. More than $1 million raised for Scripps Cancer Center
  2. Research Report: Discovery sheds light on mysterious glow of sea
  3. Scripps alumna onboard Shuttle Atlantis
  4. The Parent Connection at Scripps hosts its first Spring Soiree
  5. Class action lawsuit filed against Scripps Health

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=6531

Posted by on Jul 10, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum
    The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send check […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]