MURRAY – Intermountain Medical Center is
offering the community a chance to get up close and personal with robotic
technology that is changing the way gynecological and urological surgery is
Intermountain Medical Center is holding two
free community seminars at 7 pm on May 17 and 18 to demonstrate how the da Vinci
Robot is being successfully used to treat incontinence and prostate cancer.
On May 17, Richard Matern, MD, will be
presenting on the use of the robot in treating prostate cancer. On May 18, Steven
Lynch, MD, and Scott Putnam, MD, will be addressing the use of the robot in
treating incontinence in women and other gynecological procedures.
Both seminars will be held in the Doty
Education Center (Building 6) at Intermountain Medical Center, 5300 South State
Street, in Murray. A demonstration model of the robot will be on hand at the
seminars for individuals to see how it works.
“Robotic technology is becoming more common in
surgery, giving physicians a sophisticated tool that can help with the precise
nature of surgery. We are seeing excellent outcomes in cases where the robot is
being used,” said Jay Bishoff, MD, director of urological program at
Intermountain Medical Center. “We are
pleased to be able to offer this educational event for our community and allow
people to become more familiar with this technology.”
Intermountain Medical Center is one of only a
few hospitals in the Intermountain West to feature the DaVinci robot.
For more information about the free seminars,
contact (801) 507-3400.