Seminar attracts interest in robotic surgery trends




From left, Linda Hailey of Davison and Jan Staehli of Davison tried their hand at the robotic surgical system with the assistance of Dr. Dale Wilson, OB/GYN and robotic surgeon, of Grand Blanc, and Monica Blondin, clinical specialty robotic coordinator at McLaren.

From left, Linda Hailey of Davison and Jan Staehli of Davison tried their hand at the robotic surgical system with the assistance of Dr. Dale Wilson, OB/GYN and robotic surgeon, of Grand Blanc, and Monica Blondin, clinical specialty robotic coordinator at McLaren.

GRAND BLANC
— More than 110 area residents and physicians attended a series of seminars Sept. 28 featuring the da Vinci surgical robotic system.

Available in this region only at McLaren Regional Medical Center, the da Vinci surgical system features more precision and visualization for surgeons.

Utilizing tiny incisions, the system also results in less pain, less blood loss and faster recovery for patients.

Trained surgeons operate the robotic system for procedures in the areas of gynecology, cardiac surgery, oncology procedures, general surgery procedures and prostatectomies.

The seminars were held at Warwick Country Club in Grand Blanc and featured hands-on demonstrations with a mobile robotic surgical system as well as presentations by McLaren physicians. Physician presenters included: Dr. Dale Wilson, OB/GYN, Dr. Alexy Levashkevich, OB/GYN, Dr. Joseph Metz, OB/GYN and Dr. Douglas Iddings, gynecological surgeon.

For more information on the robotic surgery program at McLaren, go to www.mclarenregional.org


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