Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program Featured on KCPQ TV

Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program Featured on KCPQ TV

SEATTLE, July 31, 2009 -- Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery program was featured today on Seattle's FOX Television affiliate, KCPQ, during their morning newscast.

The story, which was four-minutes in length and broadcast live from KCPQ's studio, featured an interview with and demonstration from urologic surgeon Jim Porter, M.D., who is medical director of Swedish's Robotic-Assisted Surgery program.

The interview and demonstration focused on the da Vinci Surgical System, its various uses and benefits. Physicians at Swedish who perform these robotic-assited surgeries are currently using one of two brand-new da Vinci Si Surgical Systems -- featuring enhanced high-definition 3D vision for superior clinical capability -- to help them perform minimally invasive prostate, gynecologic, kidney and thoracic cases.

To watch this story on the KCPQ TV Web site, click here.


Swedish-affiliated physicians who currently use this technology at Swedish/First Hill include:

Joel Lilly, M.D.
John Mullen, M.D.
James Porter, M.D.

Charles Drescher, M.D.
Elise Everett, M.D.
Jessie Marrs, M.D.
Pamela Paley, M.D.
Dan Veljovich, M.D.

James Porter, M.D.

Ralph Aye, M.D.
Brian Louie, M.D.
Eric Vallieres, M.D.



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