Mercy Offers “Women’s Night Out” To Focus On High-Tech Hysterectomies

Mar 18, 2009

Mercy Offers “Women’s Night Out” To Focus On High-Tech Hysterectomies

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Canton, Ohio: For women facing a decision about hysterectomy, Mercy Medical Center is sponsoring Women’s Night Out to share information about the latest breakthrough approach to hysterectomy at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 in Mercy’s Surgery Center lobby. Guest speaker Albert Domingo, M.D., OB/GYN, will discuss a robotic hysterectomy using the da Vinci Surgical System.



An alternative to the traditional surgical approach, robotic hysterectomies only require a 1-2 cm incision, and patients experience reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss, less postoperative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery. Tours of the Mercy Surgery Center and an up-close look at the new robotic surgical system will be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or reservation, call Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.



Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, also referred to as the womb. There are many reasons a woman may need a hysterectomy: Fibroid tumors, endometriosis and uterine prolapse are the most common.



Using the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers manipulate the master controls below the display, with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. The system provides the surgeon with more precision, dexterity and control than traditional open surgery.



For more information about Mercy Surgery Center or robotic surgery, 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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