Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedures are done to repair injuries to joints, muscles and bones and to diagnose and treat certain diseases. Learn more about surgical procedures from our experts.

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    Do you Prefer Robotic Surgery or Laparoscopic Surgery?
    In this video, Meenakshi Jain, MD, specializing in gynecology at St. Petersburg General Hospital, explains when she realized robotics were the best way to perform gynecologic procedures.
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    What are the benefits of the da Vinci Xi robotic system?
    The da Vinci Xi system enables surgeons to do multi-quadrant surgeries, instead of being in a fixed location of the body. Watch Daniel Rossi, DO, FACS, of Alaska Regional Hospital, explain the benefits of this robot for colorectal surgery.
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    How effective is the gastric sleeve procedure for weight loss?
    The gastric sleeve procedure for weight loss is very effective, but there are diet and lifestyle changes that are essential to maintaining it. In this video, bariatric surgeon Marina Kurian, MD, explains the factors that make this surgery effective. 
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    What should I know before getting gastric sleeve surgery?
    Before gastric sleeve surgery, patients are informed of the risks and benefits, and told of the short and long term lifestyle changes that need to be made. In this video, bariatric surgeon Marina Kurian, MD, discusses how she advises her patients. 
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    Who is a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?
    A great candidate for gastric sleeve surgery is motivated to lose weight and improve their health long term. In this video, bariatric surgeon Marina Kurian, MD, explains how and why this procedure is appropriate for a wide spectrum of patients. 
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    How Many Surgeons Are Trained in BCIR Procedures?
    There are only two surgeons in the United States who can perform the  Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) procedure -- Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital is one of them.
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    What Changes in Someone’s Life After Having the BCIR Procedure?
    In this video, Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital explains how a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) procedure can change a patient's entire life. 
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    What Counsel Do You Give Patients Considering BCIR?
    In this video, Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital explains why his best advice for patients is to be aware of their medical options. 
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    What Is the Recovery Time and Risk of BCIR?
    Recovery after a Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) procedure is the same as any abdominal surgery, says Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He also discusses the risks of the operation. 
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    What Are the Benefits of BCIR?
    The biggest benefit of the Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (BCIR) procedure is that it allows patients to regain control of their health, according to Ernest Rehnke, MD, in bariatrics and general surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital.