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"ROBOTICALLY-ASSISTED SURGERY – The Wave of the Future"

(Napa, CA) – On September 29th, Queen of the Valley Medical Center will host a seminar entitled "Robotically-Assisted Surgery – The Wave of the Future" during which top area surgeons will discuss and answer questions regarding the many advantages provided to physicians and their patients by this exciting, state-of-the-art surgical technology.

The Queen of the Valley Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in California to offer the da Vinci Robotically-Assisted Surgery System. Our surgical robot was recently upgraded to help highly trained physicians perform additional surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques. This ultimately raises the standard of care for complex surgeries, translating into numerous potential patient benefits. Those state-of-the-art techniques make it possible for many surgical patients to recover more quickly, with less pain, less blood loss and with a lowered risk of infection. Surgeons enjoy superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision and ergonomic comfort with the

da Vinci Surgical System.

The Evening’s Itinerary and Topics to be discussed will include:

5:30 p.m. - Hors-d’oeuvres Served.

6:00 p.m. - Latest Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer – Robotically Assisted Prostatectomy. Presenters: James Hendricks, MD & Herkanwal Khaira, MD

6:20 p.m. - A Less Painful Approach to Hysterectomy – Robotically Assisted Hysterectomy. Presenter: Bruce Scarborough, MD

6:40 p.m. - Less Invasive Options for Cardiac Surgery Patients – Robotically Assisted Revascularization. Presenter: Ramzi Deeik, MD

7:00 p.m. - Personal Experiences with Robotically Assisted Surgery – Patient Testimonials

7:15. pm- Meet our da Vinci surgical robot and learn to make him move

Anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of the da Vinci Robotically-Assisted Surgery System is welcome to attend.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 29th, 5:30 p.m.


WHERE:
Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

3425 Solano Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

Space is limited, to register for this event please call 1-877-783-3654 (1877-QUEEN-LINE). To learn more about exciting robotically assisted surgery at Queen of the Valley Medical Center visit http://robotics.thequeen.org

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals, the Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at www.thequeen.org

Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.


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