Orange Park Medical Center Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery
October 04, 2012
Orange Park, FL – Orange Park Medical Center is excited to announce that its surgical team performed their 1,000th robotic assisted da Vinci surgery. Eric Edelenbos, D.O., performed the hysterectomy surgery on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The 1,001th surgery was also a hysterectomy performed by Roland Powers, D.O. the next day. The milestone was met after just three years of using the sophisticated technology for cutting edge minimally invasive surgeries. Arjav Shah, M.D. performed Orange Park Medical Center’s first robotic procedure, a da Vinci hysterectomy, on October 8, 2009.
Orange Park Medical Center continues to be at the forefront of robotic surgery capabilities in Northeast Florida. On January 27, 2011 the Orange Park Medical Center team, led by Nathan Bates M.D., were the first in North Florida and South Georgia to perform a minimally invasive lung lobectomy with robotic assistance. Orange Park surgeons use the da Vinci Si Surgical System for a number of procedures including thoracic (chest) surgery for lung cancer, cardiac procedures, urological surgery and gynecologic surgeries including hysterectomy, myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy.
A second da Vinci Si Surgical System was added in April 2012. Orange Park Medical Center and its team of physicians have expanded its application to other surgeries, and through a multidisciplinary effort, are further improving patient outcomes.
This includes being one of the only hospitals in Northeast Florida offering Single Site da Vinci Surgery. G. Steven Webb, M.D. was the first surgeon trained for single site da Vinci surgery in the area and performed the first da Vinci single site cholecystectomy in North Florida and South Georgia on April 2, 2012. In addition, Dr. Webb is now only one of two surgeons trained in single site cholecystectomy surgery in the Jacksonville area. The primary potential benefits of single site da Vinci surgery include minimal scarring, minimal pain, low blood loss, fast recovery, short hospital stay and high patient satisfaction. Dr. Webb is also very experienced in general, bariatric and revision bariatric da Vinci procedures.
“We are so proud of this accomplishment,” said Thomas Pentz, CEO at Orange Park Medical Center. “Reaching a milestone like this further confirms our place as a leader in bringing robotic surgical services to the community.”