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Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Adds Second da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Willowbrook, TX - 6/17/2013

Since adding a second da Vinci® Surgical System, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is now the only hospital campus in Northwest Houston with two robotic surgery platforms. This advanced medical technology is used to treat heart disease, uterine tumors and fibroids, prostate and other cancers, as well as obesity and many common conditions prevalent in today’s society.

“We were the first hospital in our area to offer robotic surgery and are now able to provide even more readily available, convenient access by offering a second robotic surgical system,” said Beryl Ramsey, chief executive officer at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and senior vice president of The Methodist Hospital System. “Since we have a number of doctors who are trained and proficient in a wide range of robotic surgeries, our goal is shorten the wait time for physicians and their patients who are candidates for this type of surgery.”

The da Vinci Surgical System provides patients with a less invasive surgical option that can improve surgical outcomes and overall standard of care, as well as reduce recovery time. This advanced medical technology gives surgeons a magnified, three-dimensional view of delicate organs and tissue that allows precise maneuvering in the operating field. Fine instruments controlled by physicians from the state-of-the-art robotic platform provide pinpoint accuracy and create much smaller incisions and less obtrusive presence for some of the most complex and delicate procedures.

To schedule an appointment with a Methodist Willowbrook physician call 281-737-2500. Visit methodistwillowbrook.com to watch an informative video about robotic prostatectomy.

About Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of The Methodist Hospital System. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The campus has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the community.

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women’s & Children’s Pavilion. Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook has become the leader in orthopedic care in northwest Houston.

For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Methodist Willowbrook campus, please visit methodistwillowbrook.com. For a physician referral, call 281-737-2500.