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Taking the Mystery Out of Robotic Surgery

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Robots? Surgery?
 
The da Vinci® Surgical System is not an R2-D2™ or C-3PO™ robot. It is technology that helps surgeons perform delicate operations. Robotic surgery got its name because the surgeon does not directly hold the surgical instruments.
 
Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. It allows a surgeon to operate through several tiny incisions, rather than one large incision.
 
“Robotic surgery instruments are flexible. They mimic the surgeon’s hands and wrists,” says ...

Robotic Colectomy

Amir L Bastawrous

I recently appeared in a series of videos where I discuss robotic colectomy. A colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the large intestine. Colectomy is also referred to as "colon resection." Robotic colectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery to remove all or part of the large intestine. It is done to treat serious colorectal conditions such as colorectal cancer, diverticulitis and blockages caused by scar tissue. You can learn more about robotic colectomy and its advantages by watching the videos. Click here to see the playlist or watch below:

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Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Patient Featured in Fortune Magazine Article on Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2013 - Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute cardiothoracic surgeon Eric Lehr, M.D., and one of his patients were interviewed for an article on robotic-assisted surgery that appears in the Feb. 11 issue of Fortune magazine.

Swedish/Edmonds to Offer Free PSA and Testosterone Level Tests at a Men’s Health on Sept. 20

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EDMONDS, WASH., Sept. 10, 2012 - Free screening tests for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and testosterone levels will be available at Swedish/Edmonds on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. Learn more about men’s health topics from local urologists presenting at the event. These physicians will also be available to personally answer questions in an informal setting throughout the event.

Swedish/Edmonds Begins Offering Robotic-Assisted Surgery to Community

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EDMONDS, WASH., Nov. 18, 2011 – Swedish today announced the newest addition to its family of latest-generation da Vinci Surgical Systems, bringing the total to six robots across the non-profit’s health-care system. The newest da Vinci Si HD system robot, located at the Swedish Edmonds campus, will provide surgeons with more precision and dexterity over existing surgical approaches, helping improve patient treatment and reduce recovery time.

 

As one of the first medical centers in the region to perform robotic-assisted surgery, Swedish is home to the fastest growing and most experienced robotic-assisted surgical program in the Pacific Northwest. The multidisciplinary, robotic-assisted surgical program was first established at Swedish in 2005. Since then, Swedish-affiliated surgeons have performed more than 4,000 procedures using the multi-specialty da Vinci Surgical System, more than any other robotic-assisted surgical program in the region.

Swedish Robotic-Assisted Surgical Program Grows, Continues to Gain Momentum

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Swedish Adds Third da Vinci Si HD Robot and Now Has the Fastest Growing, Most Experienced Robotic-Assisted Surgical Program in the Pacific Northwest

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