Enloe unveils Robotic Surgery Services Program

Enloe medical staff unveiled its new cutting-edge robotics program, allowing local surgeons to offer the most up-to-date surgical techniques.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 10:16 PM
Updated: Apr 8, 2019 10:16 PM

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weeks ago. alan alan tonight, enloe medical staff unveiled its new cutting-edge robotics program, allowing local surgeons to offer the most up-to-date surgical techniques ... action news now reporter laura eng went to enloe and has more on the program. pkg laura: enloe medical center doctors told me that patients who do get robotic surgery done don't have to stay for very long afterwards, and in busy times like the camp fire, this proved to be especially important. i mean a lot. i was done, i was really looking forward to the surgery. colleen sweeney was scheduled for a hysterectomy on november 8th, the day the camp fire broke out ... patients were transfered to oroville hospital, enloe. there was no room at our hospital when it came time for her surgery. dr. garrison said staff talked about having to reschedule surgery, if you'll allow me, i'll be able to do it and send her home cause there's less pain. this is the davinci system used at enloe medical center ... with the most up to date technology ... sweeney was able to leave the same day of her surgery, leaving room for other patients who needed beds ... it allows us to perform surgery with the most up to date technology. laura: this is the davinci simulator. it's what doctors would use if they want robotic platform. as you can see i'm squeezing my hands and the test is you have to pick up a colored ring, match the color you do have to get a certain score to qualify. one-million dollars last year and has been performing minimally invasive robotic surgery ... the program is set to officially launch in july. we have specialties such as obstetrics and gynecology, surgical oncology, colorectal surgery and female corrective surgery. and the doctors on the team are all local to the area ... people of chico don't have to travel to sacramento, roseville and it allows us to use the latest and greatest of surgery. laura: currently there are five surgeons on enloe medical center's robotics they do hope to expand as they are training to this day. reporting in chico, laura eng action news now. ### the enloe surgical robotics team has performed 196 surgeries up to date.### debbie alan
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