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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Hot Technology - April 2017

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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2 4 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E A P R I L 2 0 1 7 I might be one of the last surgeons you'd expect to tout the use of robotics in abdom- inal surgery. My training was in what you might call maximally invasive surgery — acute and trauma-based procedures. But I've been using the robot for more than 3 years now, and have chalked up about 700 abdominal cases. If I can produce dramatically better outcomes on every- Don't Fear the Robot A once-skeptical surgeon is now a solid supporter of using robotic arms to perform complex abdominal procedures. Jeremy Heffner, MD Lima, Ohio • SURGEON CHAMPION Jeremy Heffner, MD, has been performing robotic abdominal surgeries for 3 years and has seen his case volume steadily increase. Lima Memorial Health System & Bruce Works of Photo Works

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