Scripps Surgeon Performs New Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy

Dr. Bobby Garg, San Diego OB-GYN, is a newsmaker and front-runner in robot-assisted hysterectomy surgery.  The following article was on the front page of the March 24, 2014 U-T San Diego and is noteworthy as a minimally invasive surgical procedure.  The surgery was performed at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Garg is a member of the Scripps Physician Partners Board of Directors.

HYSTERECTOMY VIA NAVEL GAINS TRACTION Scripps surgeon, patients praise less invasive method; others say there’s not enough data to judge outcomes By Paul Sisson March 24, 2014 The belly button is a new entry point for one of the most common surgeries among women. A Scripps Health surgeon recently performed the region’s first two robot-assisted hysterectomy surgeries that use a single incision in a patient’s belly button for access. The procedure is gaining traction nationwide because it creates fewer scars than other techniques, though debate continues about whether it yields meaningful health gains over other minimally invasive surgical techniques. Health providers also note that not every patient is a good fit for the belly-button surgery. Click here to read more… Original Post By: U-T San Diego
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