Robotic Surgery Fair at Regional Hospital of Scranton
March 26, 2012 -(Scranton, PA) Surgery is sometimes a frightening proposition, but when you get to test drive the equipment for yourself, as visitors to Regional Hospital of Scranton's Robotic Surgery Fair did today, it becomes a little less intimidating.
Attendees at Regional Hospital's Robotic Surgery Fair learned today that robotic-assisted technology allows specialists to perform complex procedures with minimally invasive techniques that can be more precise than traditional surgery. The result is that patients often experience less pain, faster recovery and a speedier return to their daily lives.
Regional Hospital of Scranton is the first and only hospital in the Scranton area to offer this technology.
Urogynecologist Barbara Plucknett, MD; Urologist John Robert Ramey, MD and Gynecologist J. Michael Tedesco, DO spoke to visitors during the three-hour event about various medical conditions and how the use of minimally invasive robotic surgery may be used to treat these conditions.
In addition to the physician presentations, attendees experienced hands-on robotic demonstrations and heard testimonials from patients about their surgical experiences. A variety of educational materials were available on preventive health measures and the risks and treatment options for common urological and gynecological conditions. Following the presentations, there was an opportunity to ask questions of the physicians and other clinical professionals and test drive the robot.