Mercy Invites Community To Learn More About Robotic Assisted Surgery And Heart Care

Sep 08, 2009

Mercy Invites Community To Learn More About Robotic Assisted Surgery And Heart Care

Topic: Not Available | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Medical Center is offering free educational programs for the community to learn more about robotic assisted surgery and Mercy Heart Center’s commitment to complete heart care. If you or someone you love is in need of surgery, come learn more about robotic minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at a free community event to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County (1031 West High Ave., New Philadelphia) and Thursday, Sept. 24 at Mercy Health Center of Carroll County (125 Canton Rd., Carrollton). Reservations are requested. Call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.



In 2008 Mercy Medical Center became the first hospital in Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties to offer robotic MIS. Today’s most advanced surgical platform, da Vinci takes MIS, or laparoscopic surgery, to new levels, offering excellent surgical outcomes in cardiology, urology, gynecology and other specialties.



Mercy Heart Center is offering a free community program titled, “Our Commitment to Complete Heart Care,” from 6:30–8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, located at 156 Beaver Ave., NE, New Philadelphia. Come hear Amjad Iqbal, M.D., medical director of Satellite Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Mercy Medical Center, and Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., medical director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mercy Medical Center, talk about coronary artery disease, acute intervention and robotic assisted heart surgery. For reservations or more information, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.



Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.



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