HMHP's St. Joseph Health Center Completes 600th Robot-Assisted Surgery

The first robot-assisted surgery in Trumbull County was completed at St. Joseph Health Center April 13, 2012. Recently, surgeons at St. Joe's completed their 600th robot-assisted surgery.

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Dr. Anthony DeSalvo explains how robot-assisted surgery provides for less pain and quicker recovery for patients.

Most of my patients want to get back to their normal routines as fast as possible and robot-assisted surgery allows them to do that.

Warren, OH (PRWEB) June 05, 2014

St. Joseph Health Center’s Robotic Surgical Services recently achieved a landmark accomplishment: completion of its 600th robot-assisted surgery.

Dr. Anthony DeSalvo performed the 600th robot-assisted surgery, a robot-assisted hysterectomy.

“Because patients who undergo minimally invasive robot-assisted procedures have less pain and recover faster, it makes sense for anyone who is a candidate to choose robot-assisted surgery,” Dr. DeSalvo says. “Most of my patients want to get back to their normal routines as fast as possible and robot-assisted surgery allows them to do that.”

The first robot-assisted surgery in Trumbull County was completed at St. Joseph Health Center April 13, 2012. Dr. DeSalvo performed that surgery, also a robot-assisted hysterectomy, on a 26-year-old mother of four.

Hysterectomies and oophorectomies (surgical removal of the ovaries) were the first robot-assisted procedures offered at St. Joe’s. Since then, the variety of robot-assisted procedures performed by surgeons at St. Joe’s have grown to include a wider variety of gynecologic procedures, general surgical procedures such as gall bladder removal, and surgical weight-loss procedures.

Humility of Mary Health Partners introduced robot-assisted surgery to the Mahoning Valley in 2007 and until last year, remained the only health care provider in nine contiguous counties – Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashtabula, Geauga and Portage counties in Ohio, and Mercer, Lawrence and Beaver counties in Pennsylvania – to offer robot-assisted surgery, the world’s most advanced surgical treatment option.

HMHP remains the most experienced provider of robot-assisted surgical procedures in the region.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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