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CANANDAIGUA, NY – Thompson Health is pleased to announce the acquisition of a da Vinci ® Surgical System, a minimally invasive option to open and standard laparoscopic surgical procedures.  Thompson’s surgical teams recently began using this advanced technology in the fields of urology and gynecology.

This technology offers new options for patients in our area seeking surgical treatment for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, as well as gynecological procedures such as hysterectomies and fibroid removal. It offers such benefits as:  

·                     Less pain and scarring

·                     Fewer complications

·                     Less blood loss

·                     A shorter hospital stay

·                     A quicker recovery period

Thompson’s urology surgical team is headed by Guan Wu, M.D., Ph.D., who has performed more than 700 da Vinci procedures at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Highland Hospital, and who has begun cases at Thompson Health. He will soon be joined at Thompson by other da Vinci-trained surgeons.

For gynecology surgical offerings, Thompson’s Chief of OB/GYN, Robert Scott, M.D., has added da Vinci procedures as the natural progression of his extensive laparoscopic experience and will be joined this summer by another da Vinci-trained surgeon.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer the da Vinci system to our community and patients,” says President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr. “We look forward to bringing even more surgical options in the near future in the areas of gynecologic oncology, colorectal cancer and otolaryngology, as well as welcoming more da Vinci-trained surgeons to Thompson.”

For more information about the da Vinci surgical procedures that are available at Thompson Health, visit www.ThompsonHealth.com or call 585-919-3888.

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