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New technology at Parkview Whitley Hospital may offer less discomfort, faster recovery time

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Parkview Whitley staff demonstrate the new strategies possible with the da Vinci® Si robotic technology.

From reports

Parkview Whitley Hospital unveiled its new da Vinci® Si robotic technology on Tuesday, making it the first community hospital in Whitley and Kosciusko Counties to offer the advanced surgical platform. Dr. Francisco Reyes, Parkview Physicians Group, general surgery, demonstrated the robotic system at the facility on recently, and explained the many benefits minimally invasive surgery provides to patients.

"Many of my patients put off hernia surgery for years and just lived in pain because they were worried about a long recovery. This robotic system can prevent so many of the issues associated with traditional surgery," explained Reyes. "As a surgeon, I am able to make a much smaller incision, and I have a three-dimensional, high-definition view of the site during the procedure. All these things can help provide less discomfort and a faster overall recovery for the patient."

Reyes, who completed specialized training on the da Vinci Si robotic platform, has performed hundreds of hernia procedures at Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He will be the first surgeon to offer minimally-invasive procedures at Parkview Whitley Hospital beginning next month.

"We're proud to be the first hospital in the area to provide this advanced technology," said Scott Gabriel, president, Parkview Whitley Hospital. "Offering our patients the benefits of this robotic surgical system aligns with Parkview Whitley Hospital's mission to provide excellent care, close to home."

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