Robotically Assisted Surgery at Mather Hospital
Robotic surgery brings the latest surgical technology to our community hospital. When compared with traditional laparoscopic surgery, patients undergoing procedures with the da Vinci system are experiencing such benefits as smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, fewer complications and faster return to normal activities. State-of-the-art, robotic instrumentation controlled by the surgeon allows for complex procedures to be performed through a few tiny incisions. High definition screens offer surgeons visualization far superior to that of the human eye.
Mather Hospital and Arif Ahmad, MD, have earned Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS™) designation from the Surgical Review Corporation.
Physicians Performing Robotically Assisted Surgery
To date, six Mather surgeons have undergone extensive training on the da Vinci system:
- Arif Ahmad, MD, Director, Centers of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and in Robotic Surgery
- Michael Arato, MD, gynecology
- Cynthia Bernal, MD, gynecological oncology
- B. Hannah Ortiz, MD, gynecological oncology
- Gerardo San Roman, MD, gynecology
- Benjamin Schwartz, MD, gynecological oncology
- Gregg Zimmerman, MD, urology
The following procedures are offered at Mather Hospital:
Hysterectomy: removal of uterus
Myomectomy: removal of uterine fibroids
Gastric Bypass: weight-loss procedure that resizes stomach and re-routes digestive track
Cystectomy: removal of all or part of the bladder
Pyeloplasty: removal of blockage in the urinary system
Partial Nephrectomy: removal of only the diseased part of the kidney, sparing healthy tissue
Prostatectomy: removal of prostate gland
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