Navigation Links
St. Joseph's Hospital Expands Advanced Center for Robotic Surgery in Tampa, Adds Single Site Surgery for Gallbladder Removal
Date:10/29/2012

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive robotic surgery program in the Tampa Bay area now offers the latest in minimally-invasive procedures: the ability to remove a gallbladder through just one small incision in the bellybutton.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/DC01900 )

Dr. David F. Echevarria performed the first single site robotic cholecystectomy  (gallbladder removal) last week at St. Joseph's Hospital's Advanced Center for Robotic Surgery.  This is the latest milestone for the program that pioneered robotic-assisted surgery in Tampa in 2002.

"Our goal is get patients back to their normal lives as safely and quickly as possible," Dr. Echevarria said. "With this technique, patients are in and out of the hospital the same day.  Patients generally experience less pain, minimal scaring and a faster return to work and other daily activities."    

There was a time when gallbladder surgery brought an unsettling picture to the mind: a huge, diagonal scar just below the ribcage.  In the 1990s, advancement of laparoscopic surgery offered patients benefits of minimally invasive surgery, including less scarring and reduced pain.  Today, single site robotic cholecystectomy takes this procedure to a whole new level.

"With the Single-Site da Vinci®Surgery, we only have to make one incision about two centimeters long at the navel.  Through the small opening, we insert a tiny robotic camera and flexible working instruments," Dr. Echevarria said. "The camera provides high-definition, three-dimen
'/>"/>

SOURCE BayCare Health System
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Oncology Systems Limited UK Renews Research and Collaboration Agreement with University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) - Radiotherapy Department
2. CentraMed and HT Systems Partner to Improve Financial Performance of Hospitals and Physicians Practices
3. Envisioning the Future: Hospitals Fully Integrated with Medical Device Connectivity Solutions
4. Pathogenica and Life Technologies EMEA Partner to Control Hospital Acquired Infections
5. Prime Healthcare Hospitals Ranked as "Top Performers" by The Joint Commission
6. Beckers Hospital Review Names 100 Hospitals With Great Womens Health Programs
7. Executive Insight Hosts Webinar "The Hospital Pharmacy as a Revenue Center"
8. Pomona Valley Hospital is First in the Region to Use Innovative Technology for Neonates
9. UK Hospitals Commence Advanced Stereotactic Lung Cancer Treatments Using RapidArc Radiosurgery
10. CareFusion Recognizes Best Of The Best U.S. Hospitals
11. Mt. Airy Hospital Selects Sound Physicians - Leading Hospitalist Organization Focuses on Improving Quality and Reducing Cost of Inpatient Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015   Regulus Therapeutics Inc . ... discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today ... for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, ... Regulus will host a conference call ... pm Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its first quarter ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) today reported its ... 2015. Cash and investments in marketable ... compared to $262.8 million at December 31, 2014. Our ... 2015 includes a $100.0 million milestone payment received from ... of Movantik™(naloxegol) in the U.S. "The recent ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... CARLSBAD, Calif. , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... today it has earned a $10 million milestone ... an undisclosed target to treat a neurological disorder.  ... includes four drugs in development, under Isis, and ... novel therapies to treat neurological and neuromuscular disorders.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 2Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 3Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 2Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 3Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 4Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 5Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 6Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 7Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 8Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 9Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 10Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 11Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2015 12Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $10 Million Milestone Payment From Biogen 2Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $10 Million Milestone Payment From Biogen 3
(Date:5/2/2015)... (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 Kare Visits LLC. ... support for busy caregivers. Kare Visits offers relief for ... assisted living facilities. According to the Caregiver Action ... an average of 20 hours a week caring for an ... the cost to hire a nurse, a caregiver is now ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 IDLife ... Texas, is proud to announce the addition of its ... Widerstrom is a life long athlete, growing up in ... passion after college by becoming a personal trainer and ... been the face of several TV shows highlighting her ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Royal River ... Freeport, Maine, reports on a new study that found ... joint swelling and improved physical function as well as ... severe osteoarthritis of the knee. , The report is ... Insights for Well Being® ,” which Royal River Natural ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... Hope For The Warriors® thanks All American ... Warriors® and military families. All American Ford presented two ... Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense ... for our service members and our military families. , ... and matched small autograph fee from fans and presented ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Today the United ... expanding its fundraising efforts to help protect the rights of ... new program support country added since Girl Up began almost ... campaign aimed at supporting adolescent girls in the Rajasthan region ... Up has supported the advancement of adolescent girls in Guatemala, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chicagoan Seeks to Transform Industry by Launching an Innovative Elderly Care Solution 2Health News:IDLife LLC Announces New Partnership with Fitness Celebrity, Jen Widerstrom 2Health News:New Study Finds Nutrients Ease Arthritis Pain, Retailer Reports 2Health News:All American Ford Presents Donation to Nonprofit Hope For The Warriors 2Health News:United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign Announces New Funding Initiative to Support Adolescent Girls in India 2Health News:United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign Announces New Funding Initiative to Support Adolescent Girls in India 3
... in to help with care, researchers say , SUNDAY, April ... chronically ill older people in the United States live alone, ... how to take care of their parents and relatives, a ... to significantly help many patients with chronic illness manage their ...
... ... interactive feature, Keilhauer,s new microsite for Beam Seating makes specifying beam seating an easy ... ... Beam seating expand the original series to such an extent it can hardly be ...
... ... addictions, S.A. Lifeline Foundation has launched a brand new website that offers assistance and hope ... Lehi, UT ... of porn addiction is on a steady rise. Knowing this, Utah based S.A. ...
... ... proud to announce the unveiling of its brand new internet property, ... the American Consumer. TouchstoneSaunas.com offers premium quality Infrared Saunas designed ... from the highest quality materials to provide many years of reliable ...
... as the goal, while females hope to ,feel good, ... run marathons to feel good while men run for competition ... The research included 507 female and 399 male first-time marathoners, ... to reveal the participants, motivation for taking part in the ...
... ... Daniel R. Tishman to Speak on Panel, ‘Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Development,’ on ... ... R. Tishman, Chairman and CEO of New York-based Tishman Construction Corporation, will participate in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:1 in 4 Chronically Ill Elderly Lives Alone 2Health News:Keilhauer's Expanded Beam Seating Launches With its Own Microsite 2Health News:Keilhauer's Expanded Beam Seating Launches With its Own Microsite 3Health News:S.A. Lifeline Foundation Offers New and Improved Website for Those with Pornography Addictions 2Health News:Touchstone Saunas Goes Online to Provide Premium Quality Infrared Saunas 2Health News:Are Male Marathoners More Competitive Than Women? 2Health News:Tishman Construction – World Leader in Sustainable Real Estate Development and Project Management – Exhibits at Abu Dhabi Cityscape 2Health News:Tishman Construction – World Leader in Sustainable Real Estate Development and Project Management – Exhibits at Abu Dhabi Cityscape 3Health News:Tishman Construction – World Leader in Sustainable Real Estate Development and Project Management – Exhibits at Abu Dhabi Cityscape 4Health News:Tishman Construction – World Leader in Sustainable Real Estate Development and Project Management – Exhibits at Abu Dhabi Cityscape 5
... Sun Med TruFlow™ Oxygen flowmeter with ... lifetime warranty covering calibration and manufacturing defects. ... to meet most needs. Also available with ... auxiliary power take-off and double unit configurations. ...
... Oxygen flowmeter with a Lexan®inner calibrated flow ... and manufacturing defects. A wide range of ... Also available with all popular inlet connections, ... double unit configurations. Our extra large knob ...
The Soft-Touch Timeter® Flowmeter is durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Timeter ® by Allied Flowmeters: Quality Plus Value....
The Soft-Touch Timeter® Flowmeter is durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Timeter ® by Allied Flowmeters: Quality Plus Value....
Medicine Products: