Hays, Kansas – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, recently made a significant upgrade their robotic surgery platform. The upgrade was partially funded through a generous grant from the HaysMed Foundation.
The new robotic surgery system Xi upgrade includes a motion table bed that moves in tandem with the robotic surgery equipment. This results in shorter surgery times for the patients having complex surgeries. It also increases the number of surgeries that can be performed allowing patients to have their procedures as early as possible once a diagnosis has been made.
The reduced time in surgery also contributes to a reduction in length of stay in the hospital, reduced use of pain medications and smaller incisions.
HaysMed began their robotic surgery program in 2014. Since that time they have performed over 2000 surgeries. Presently there are nine surgeons who are trained in robotic surgery. General surgeons include Dr. Charles Schultz, Dr. Paul Teget, Dr. Zurab Tsereteli and Dr. Jerod Grove. Surgeons who specialize in urology are Dr. Ernesto Lopez-Corona and Dr. Srinivas Samavedi. Obstetric and gynecologic surgeons are Dr. Joel Fort, Dr. Lee Hodny and Dr. Timothy Hoskins.
A variety of surgeries are available robotically including benign hysterectomies, myomectomies, ventral and inguinal hernia repair, gallbladder, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss and metabolic management, colon resection, splenectomies, radical/partial nephrectomies, prostatectomies, scarocolopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, pyeloplasty, and adrenalectomies.
To learn more about robotic surgery at HaysMed go to https://www.haysmed.com/robotic-surgery/