CAMC invites public to a ‘hands-on’ look at surgical robots

CAMC is showing off the latest robotic technology during a special summit this week.

In 2023, CAMC was reaccredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation distinguishes CAMC from many other surgical facilities by providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

“Using a robot during a procedure has benefits for the patient and surgeon,” said Samuel Deem, DO, MBA, director of robotic surgery. “We continue to expand our program now performing urology, gynecology, general surgery, cardiac and thoracic procedures. We have a team of outstanding medical professionals dedicated to advancing our capabilities and improving patient outcomes.”

The public is invited to stop by for a hands-on look at how doctors at CAMC use surgical robots to treat patients with the latest technology.

The event will take place in the lobby of CAMC Memorial Hospital, Friday, June 21 from 9 – 11 a.m.

CAMC launched the first multispecialty robotic surgery program in West Virginia in 2007 and now has nine robots assisting surgeons: four robots at CAMC Memorial Hospital, two at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, one at CAMC General Hospital, one at CAMC Charleston Surgical Hospital and one at CAMC Plateau Medical Center.

CAMC offers multiple procedures with each specialty including several oncologic procedures such as colon resection, esophageal cancer, lung cancers and mediastinal masses, prostate, bladder and kidney cancers, as well as hysterectomy, oophorectomy and lymph node removal for gynecological cancers.

More than 700 robotic procedures are performed annually at CAMC hospitals.

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