ST. DOMINIC’S PIONEERING SURGEON PERFORMS TWO FIRSTS IN STATE JUST DAYS APART

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July 10, 2012

ST. DOMINIC’S PIONEERING SURGEON PERFORMS TWO FIRSTS IN STATE JUST DAYS APART

JACKSON, Miss. – John Baten, M.D., recently performed the first known procedure combining three innovative minimally invasive technologies to remove an ovarian cyst.

While robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery continues to grow in popularity, the procedure was performed through a single incision – instead of the three or four incisions normally used in robotic assisted operations.

According to Baten, the OmniGuide BeamPath® flexible laser provides a high level of precision, access and control.

“CO2 lasers have been used for some time in fertility surgery, providing a precise cutting tool that enables surgeons to remove disease with minimal risk of damage to healthy tissues,” Baten said. “The combination of this novel technology with the improved visualization and access of the da Vinci robot offers patients a better chance of symptom relief with a minimally invasive approach.

Baten’s second “first” occurred during another gynecological surgery, when he used the EndoWrist One™ Vessel Sealer in a single port approach. “This instrument combines two tools resulting in much faster surgery and better outcomes for patients,” Baten said.

For more information contact Stephanie Tapp 601-200-6683.

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