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Akron General Offers Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

New System Leads to Innovative Treatment Options

da Vinci Robotic Surgical SystemAkron General is now offering minimally invasive surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Minimally invasive surgery is a technique in which surgeons use small incisions and video cameras (laparoscope) to perform operations that generally produce less pain and a quicker return to normal activity than open surgical procedures.

See list of Akron General Physicians Now Performing Robotic Surgery

Using the robotic surgical system, the surgeon operates while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers grasp 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.

Many surgical procedures performed today using standard laparoscopic technique may be performed more quickly and easily using the robotic surgical system.


Types of Robotic Surgeries Offered

    Physicians at Akron General Credentialed in Robotic Surgery at Akron General:

    Stephen Andrews, MD
    Gynecologic Oncology

    Costas Apostolis, MD
    Urogynecology

    David E. Biats, DO
    OB/GYN

    Todd F. Breaux, MD
    Urology

    Brian T. Canterbury, MD
    Urology

    Walter J. Chlysta, MD
    General Surgery

    Susan Clark-Frantz, MD
    OB/GYN

    Lisa Cousineau, DO
    OB/GYN

    George L. Drake, DO
    OB/GYN

    Andrew Fenton, MD
    General Surgery

    Edward M. Ferris, MD
    OB/GYN

    Steven Gorsuch, MD
    OB/GYN

    Michael Hopkins, MD
    OB/GYN

    Ahmad K. Jadallah, MD
    OB/GYN

    Kevin Lowe, MD
    General Surgery

    Ross F. Marchetta, MD
    OB/GYN

    Thomas J. Mendise, MD
    OB/GYN

    Charudutt Paranjape, MD
    General Surgery

    Susan M. Shondel, MD
    OB/GYN

    Philip Smelcer, MD
    OB/GYN

    David S. Turk, MD
    Urology

    John D. Wegryn, MD
    Urology



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