General and Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Christopher Taglia, DABOM, FACS, offers an engaging and informative lecture about the use of robot-assisted surgery at LVMC. Dr. Taglia's lecture is part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation's ongoing Community Lecture series.
For the past year, an Intuitive da Vinci XI Single Console Robotic System has been in use at the hospital for a variety of surgical procedures, including hernia repair, bariatric (weight loss) procedures, colon cancer, gallbladder, and more. Since its inception, the da Vinci has been used at LVMC for almost 150 surgeries and procedures.
Dr. Taglia will discuss:
- Applications of Robot-assisted surgery
- Potential benefits of surgical technology
- Predicted changes in robotic surgery
- Videos depicting the technology in use
Robotic technology used in minimally invasive surgery allows physicians to perform many complex procedures with more control and flexibility resulting in shorter hospitalization stays reduced pain and discomfort for the patient, faster recovery time, smaller incisions, and minimal scarring.
Due to ongoing California Department of Public Health regulations, masks are required while inside the hospital, and all visitors will be screened at the entrance.
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