This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Debuts At Lakewood Regional Medical Center

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, CA, has performed its first robotic surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Suite, a $2 million investment that allows state-of-the-art surgical procedures.    The da Vinci® Si™ advanced technology benefits patients through smaller incisions that lead to less stress on the body, reduced chances of infection and faster recovery times post-surgery. 

"These technological advancements provide surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures," said Jennifer Liu, MD, an urologist who performed the first da Vinci-assisted surgery at Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

The da Vinci OR suite is being used primarily for gynecologic, urologic, thoracic and general surgery procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy, hysterectomy, myomectomy, lobectomy, gallbladder and colorectal surgery.

In addition to improving patient care and safety, the robotic technology system has several unique features designed to provide additional clinical benefits and efficiency in the operating room for physicians using the rapidly emerging technology, including:
  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
  • Excellent visual clarity of tissue and anatomy
  • Surgical dexterity and precision
  • New ergonomic settings for greater surgeon comfort

Dennis Bruns, Lakewood Regional Medical Center's interim president and CEO, said, "The new features of the da Vinci Si System will help us provide the best possible outcomes and is proof of our commitment to provide our community access to the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery.  By investing in this technology, we ensure that our community has superior surgery and aftercare services close to home."

The purchase of the da Vinci Robotic Suite further strengthens Lakewood Regional Medical Center's commitment to provide the community with advanced medical care delivered with a commitment to Quality and Service. 

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,798.49 -14.90 -0.08%
S&P 500 2,090.11 +1.24 0.06%
NASDAQ 5,127.5250 +11.3820 0.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs