Navigation Links
Summa Health System Performs Northeast Ohio's First Robotic Lobectomy
Date:1/12/2009

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Summa Health System recently became Northeast Ohio's first healthcare organization and one of only four in the nation to offer robotic lobectomy surgery for patients with lung cancer. Unlike a typical lobectomy, which requires the patient's chest to be cut open through an incision between the ribs, the robotic procedure, performed at Akron City Hospital, allows for the removal of an entire lobe of the lung through four small incisions in the chest.

Approximately 250,000 patients will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. A patient's best chance of cure is when the disease is detected in its earliest stages and can be removed surgically. A lobectomy is generally performed in patients with early stage lung cancer.

"The robotic lobectomy is a significant advance in the treatment of early stage lung cancer," said Summa Cardiothoracic Surgeon Eric Espinal. "Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. It is our hope that a more minimally-invasive option could allow a greater number of patients to undergo the procedure while resulting in less pain, a shorter hospital stay and more rapid healing."

There are several benefits to the robotic approach. For example, recovery from an open-chest procedure generally takes 8 - 12 weeks; however, following a closed-chest procedure, recovery is closer to 3 - 4 weeks. Also, while additional research is needed, it is believed that concomitant treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy, can be implemented sooner with a lower risk of complications or side effects.

"This is an area of intense study at Summa Health System," added Dr. Espinal. "We are carefully studying the effects of new approaches to lung cancer through participation in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Registry, which allows us to compare our outcomes with those from lung cancer centers around the country."

Information about Summa's Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute, Summa's Cancer Program and the robotic-assisted lobectomy can be obtained by calling 800-23-Summa (800-237-8662) or by visiting www.summahealth.org.

About Summa Health System

Summa Health System is one of the largest organized delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, research and a foundation, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Healthcare (formerly Solucient) and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Summa Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. releases summary results of phase 1 metastatic melanoma study
2. Health Care Service Corporation Provides Personal Clinical Summaries to Members of its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
3. Par Pharmaceutical Provides Summary of Analyst/Investor Day
4. Summa Health Systems Akron City Hospital Named Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2007
5. Summary Notice of Class Action in Re McKesson HBOC, Inc. Securities Litigation
6. Delay in Start of VNUS Patent Litigation and Court Ruling on Summary Judgment Motion
7. Nephrologists summarize new renal research during public policy news briefing at Renal Week
8. Summary Notice of Proposed Settlement and Settlement Hearing in Re Martek Biosciences Corp., Securities Litigation
9. DARA BioSciences, Inc. and Point Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Consummation of Merger
10. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. Wins Summary Judgment on Generic Ultracet(R)
11. Alijor.com Now Offers Price Summaries for Healthcare Services in Major U.S. Cities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for ... Care Association of America (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special ... as discounts on Accreditation University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Horizon Blue Cross ... the company’s credit rating of “A” and its outlook as “stable.” At the same ... reserves, which have fallen in recent years, dip below “capital adequacy” thresholds required for ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... Replace tubes . These lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent ... rewire fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a program ... delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for their outstanding efforts in ... and decide to donate. , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has been a collection ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain ... After Tina Howe joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they ... rates, and giving back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 Research ... Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and ... to their offering. ... market for drug delivery technologies will rise from USD 20 Billion ... Global Drug Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies ... ... was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is ... a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the ... Co. Healthcare Investor Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in ... Chief Executive Officer of the Company is scheduled to present on ... Bear and the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: