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Month: April 2013

Robotic Gynecologic Surgery at OCH Gives Women Another Option

Gone are the days where gynecologic surgery means a long hospital stay and three to six weeks of recovery.  At progressive hospitals such as OCH Regional Medical Center, there is a different option for women—robotic-assisted surgery.  While traditional open gynecologic surgery requires a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, surgery with …

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Robotic Prostate Surgery Helps Men Battling Cancer

Dr. Kenneth Thomas and his surgical team prep their patient for a robotic assist laparoscopic prostatectomy, the removal of the prostate, and then he tells his team, “Alright, the robot is docked…”   He’s referring to the da Vinci Robot, Dr. Thomas’ ‘right-hand man’ (or rather ‘right-hand robot’).  OCH Regional Medical Center has the only da …

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