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Renown Health announces Renown Institute for Robotic Surgery



RENO, Nev. Renown Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Renown Institute for Robotic Surgery, a new institute that will continue the exceptional surgical care provided to patients. As a part of the institute, medical team members will provide clinical research, consumer education and patient care for a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Robotic surgery applies a surgeon’s skill to computer-enhanced technology. By enhancing surgical capabilities, the system helps to improve clinical outcomes for patients across many disciplines. Patient benefits with the da Vinci include faster recovery with less pain, discomfort, and blood loss and a quicker return to normal activities. Among all these benefits, patients can receive care close to home.

In 2008, Renown was the first to bring the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to northern Nevada for physician-assisted robotic surgery. Today, the organization’s dedication to skill, expertise and technology allows it to provide a world-class institute for patients and surgeons in Reno and the surrounding region.

With two da Vinci systems, Renown Health has been able to expand initial specialties of gynecologic oncology, urology and heart to include gastroenterology, lung and gynecology, to name a few.

The Renown Institute for Robotic Surgery is championed by a steering committee including local surgeons Peter Lim, MD, medical director, Angelo Kanellos, MD, Athan Roumanas, MD, Christos Galanopoulos, MD, and John Ganser, MD. These surgeons, along with more than 10 others, work alongside the skilled surgical team at Renown Regional Medical Center.

In addition to the new institute, Renown has been recognized as a top institution for physician training. Earlier this year, Renown Regional Medical Center announced that it has become one of only 11 institutions across the country to use da Vinci Connect, an online training tool that allows surgeons to view surgeries remotely. The da Vinci Connect system is designed to aide in the training and proctoring of physicians who are working to become a certified da Vinci surgeon. For more information on treatment availability, visit renown.org/davinci.

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