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

January 22, 2013

By Swedish News

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.

Titled, 'Meet Your Next Surgeon,' the six-page article provides readers with a sense of what is involved with robotic-assisted surgery, its benefits, how the technology has improved as well as where it is headed in the future.

The writer was able to vividly describe what is involved with this surgery by observing a robotic-assisted cardiac bypass case that Dr. Lehr and a team recently performed at the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus.

And for more information about the Robotic Surgery Program at Swedish, visit www.swedish.org/robotics.