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New technology and equipment expands surgical care at CMH

Citizens Memorial Hospital recently added the latest technologies to the surgery suite including the da Vinci X Surgical System and the new Eluxeo 700 series Fujifilm Endoscopes.

 

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

Surgeon with DaVinci  X robot

“Our providers are excited about the new technology and functionality of the equipment,” says Becky Hancock, Director of Surgical Services at CMH.

Da Vinci Robot

“Robotic-assisted surgery isn’t new to CMH,” says Hancock. “Our first da Vinci system was installed in 2015.”

CMH added a second da Vinci robot to its surgical program in September. The hospital upgraded to the da Vinci X Surgical System and moved the da Vinci Si-e Surgical System to the CMH Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in the Kerry and Synda Douglas Medical Center.

“We have several advantages of having two da Vinci robots,” says Board Certified General Surgeon W. Wayne Wolf III, D.O. “We have the ability to do both inpatient and outpatient surgeries using the da Vinci systems. This allows us to better align the care that patients require – both pre- and post-operatively – to their recovery.” Dr. Wolf is in practice at CMH Surgical Services Clinic in Bolivar.

CMH surgeons use the two da Vinci robots for several surgical procedures including: hysterectomies (gynecology); prostatectomies (urology); and colon resections, gallbladder removals and hernia repairs (general surgery).

One of the main advantages of using a robot during surgery is that it allows the surgeon to perform complex operations with small incisions. “Patients recover faster and experience less pain than doing traditional open or laparoscopic surgery,” says Dr. Wolf.

“The new da Vinci X has a fourth arm, which gives us the ability to help retract and move tissue. We can also operate in more than one area of the abdomen,” says Dr. Wolf. “We are actually able to see three separate areas without having to disconnect the robot from the patient and reconnect it in a different area. Additionally the X has better optics allowing the surgeon to see a three dimensional image instead of a two dimensional image with traditional laparoscopic surgery, which improves visualization.”

Endoscopes

The endoscopy suite at the Douglas Medical Center has the newest technology available in the area. CMH is the first in a nine-state region to purchase and use the new Eluxeo 700 series Fujifilm Endoscopes. Launched by Fujifilm on July 31, 2018, this endoscope has several enhancements in comfort, efficiency, and visualization for the physician.

The new endoscopes have an image sensor that enables clear, smooth, high-resolution video. It has a close focus lens system that allows the physician to see as close as 2mm and with less peripheral distortion. The endoscopes also have better control grip to optimize performance and minimize stress on the physician during procedures.

“The new endoscopes have much better optics than previous equipment,” says John Crighton, M.D., board certified surgeon with CMH Surgical Services Clinic. “I have a 170 degree view at the end of the scope rather than 140 degree view. It is more precise and you can actually see better during procedures.”

CMH uses the new scopes for upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.

For more information about inpatient and outpatient surgery at CMH, call 417-328-7245 or go to citizensmemorial.com.

October 16, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New technology and equipment expands surgical care at CMH

Citizens Memorial Hospital recently added the latest technologies to the surgery suite including the da Vinci X Surgical System and the new Eluxeo 700 series Fujifilm Endoscopes.

 

“Our providers are excited about the new technology and functionality of the equipment,” says Becky Hancock, Director of Surgical Services at CMH.

Da Vinci Robot

“Robotic-assisted surgery isn’t new to CMH,” says Hancock. “Our first da Vinci system was installed in 2015.”

CMH added a second da Vinci robot to its surgical program in September. The hospital upgraded to the da Vinci X Surgical System and moved the da Vinci Si-e Surgical System to the CMH Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in the Kerry and Synda Douglas Medical Center.

“We have several advantages of having two da Vinci robots,” says Board Certified General Surgeon W. Wayne Wolf III, D.O. “We have the ability to do both inpatient and outpatient surgeries using the da Vinci systems. This allows us to better align the care that patients require – both pre- and post-operatively – to their recovery.” Dr. Wolf is in practice at CMH Surgical Services Clinic in Bolivar.

CMH surgeons use the two da Vinci robots for several surgical procedures including: hysterectomies (gynecology); prostatectomies (urology); and colon resections, gallbladder removals and hernia repairs (general surgery).

One of the main advantages of using a robot during surgery is that it allows the surgeon to perform complex operations with small incisions. “Patients recover faster and experience less pain than doing traditional open or laparoscopic surgery,” says Dr. Wolf.

“The new da Vinci X has a fourth arm, which gives us the ability to help retract and move tissue. We can also operate in more than one area of the abdomen,” says Dr. Wolf. “We are actually able to see three separate areas without having to disconnect the robot from the patient and reconnect it in a different area. Additionally the X has better optics allowing the surgeon to see a three dimensional image instead of a two dimensional image with traditional laparoscopic surgery, which improves visualization.”

Endoscopes

The endoscopy suite at the Douglas Medical Center has the newest technology available in the area. CMH is the first in a nine-state region to purchase and use the new Eluxeo 700 series Fujifilm Endoscopes. Launched by Fujifilm on July 31, 2018, this endoscope has several enhancements in comfort, efficiency, and visualization for the physician.

The new endoscopes have an image sensor that enables clear, smooth, high-resolution video. It has a close focus lens system that allows the physician to see as close as 2mm and with less peripheral distortion. The endoscopes also have better control grip to optimize performance and minimize stress on the physician during procedures.

“The new endoscopes have much better optics than previous equipment,” says John Crighton, M.D., board certified surgeon with CMH Surgical Services Clinic. “I have a 170 degree view at the end of the scope rather than 140 degree view. It is more precise and you can actually see better during procedures.”

CMH uses the new scopes for upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures.

For more information about inpatient and outpatient surgery at CMH, call 417-328-7245 or go to citizensmemorial.com.