New 'Hands' On Deck at Archbold

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

This week (3/27-4/1) nurses and doctors welcomed the newest addition to their team -- the daVinci surgical system.

The robotic machine allows surgeons to perform delicate operations with more precise cutting, and less stress.

Doctors say patients reap the benefits with shorter recovery times and less pain.

Says OB/GYN Dr. Barbara McCollum, "I think patients will be able to have minimally invasive surgery when traditionally they would not. It is a more comfortable surgery, the incisions are small."

Doctors say approximately 30 percent of hysterectomies across the nation are done using daVinci machines.

They say the system gives them much more flexibility by translating human hand movements into fluid surgical strokes, free of jerkiness and tremors.


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  • by employee too Location: Thomasville on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    I had to have surgery, and I got my procedure done elsewhere and i'm an employee too!
  • by Cairo Location: Georgia on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    They need to clean up the staff infection at the hospital. My husband had his surgery out of town because of all the infections, and other folks dieing from it.
  • by Archbold Employee on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:38 AM
    it's because they take the money from us employees!!
  • by Simple Man Location: Greenville on Mar 29, 2011 at 05:47 PM
    Glad we got excellent healthcare in this United States. Just kinda puzzling though, how many of us businessfolks are and have been struggling for the past couple of years yet Achbold can pay a $13 /- million dollars back (per my understanding) after their CEO and CFO are convicted of medicaid fraud and still have funds for a huge expansion, etc.
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