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El Camino Hospital In the News

ECH surgeons perform 500th robotic surgery

Last Updated Jan 2013

Image of Los Altos Town Crier LogoEl Camino Hospital performed its 500th robotic surgical procedure at the end of 2012. The patient, Isabella Zanger, a nurse from Hollister, underwent a hysterectomy to remove uterine fibroids. To reach a milestone like this speaks to the breadth of experience and knowledge that our surgical team possesses,” surgeon Dwight Chen said. “Having robotic surgical tools like the da Vinci Surgical System enable us to provide patients, like Ms. Zanger, with more minimally invasive options, which can help reduce recovery time and help her get back to normal daily activities faster." Both El Camino Hospital campuses have da Vinci systems, allowing surgeons to perform minimally invasive uterine, prostate, lung and kidney procedures, which are complex and delicate but can have significant benefits for patients, including less scarring and a lower risk of surgical complications.

Read the full article on the Los Altos Town Crier website.