Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Advanced technology for state-of-the-art care. Summa’s Minimally Invasive Surgery An exciting alternative Institute (MISI) offers a comprehensive, to traditional surgery. • Less pain multidisciplinary approach to minimally Minimally invasive instruments and • Less risk of infection invasive diagnostic and surgical techniques allow surgeons to operate • Less blood loss and transfusions through tiny dime-size surgical openings procedures. The institute focuses on • Shorter hospital stay rather than the much larger incisions advanced laparoscopic procedures in required by traditional surgery that cut • Less scarring cardiothoracic, urologic, gynecologic, through large areas of skin and muscle. • Faster recovery orthopaedic and general surgery The system gives surgeons a clear view (including bariatric and colorectal of vital anatomical structures and far more control over very precise movements. For procedures). many procedures, this type of surgery is just as effective as traditional surgery, yet offers several benefits to the patient: www.summahealth.org Summa’s MISI is committed to cutting-edge care. ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPIC PROCEDURES Using specialized surgical instruments and a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a miniature camera), surgeons operate through small incisions while viewing their movements on a monitor. Offering many well-documented patient benefits, laparoscopic surgery is the wave of the future as it continues to replace many open surgical procedures. ROBOTICS The latest innovation in minimally invasive surgery, the da Vinci® Surgical System is a computer-enhanced system that can replicate the surgeon’s movements with greater range of motion than previously available in standard minimally invasive surgical instrumentations. It consists of three components: physician console, robotic arms and a monitor. This equipment assists surgeons performing cardio thoratic, urologic and gynecologic surgery. Summa’s Akron City Hospital is the only Akron area hospital to offer robot- assisted surgery. STATE-OF-THE-ART ENDOSUITES These fully-functional operating rooms are designed for high-efficiency and state-of-the-art technology including robotics, telemedicine, voice-activated systems, ceiling-mounted monitors, video equipment and sound. Everything is at the immediate touch control of the surgeon and surgical staff. INTERACTIVE CAMPUS TELEMEDICAL CENTER Located at Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals, this interactive system provides Summa residents and attending physicians the opportunity for long- distance learning. Video originating in our state-of-the-art endosuites can be viewed at a remote location for education purposes. The technology also provides long-distance consultation with physicians around the world. For more information about Summa’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute, visit us online at www.summahealth.org or call Summa Connections. 1-800-23-SUMMA.
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