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Cardiac Surgery


Robert Poston, M.D. nationally known for his work in the use of robotics for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, has joined the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Francis Medical Center. Dr. Poston received his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and completed his research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and his clinical cardiothoracic residency at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Poston is one of only a handful of cardiac surgeons in the nation to offer robot-assisted minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery. This procedure does not require the more conventional splitting of the sternum and results in less pain; less blood loss; shorter hospital stay; fewer complications; and faster return to normal activities. Dr. Poston plans to use the da Vinci Surgical Robot to perform procedures at St. Francis.

About Robotic Surgery

Utilizing the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date, Robotic Surgery is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world. The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few small incisions. This state-of-the-art robotic technology that virtually extends the surgeon's eyes and hands into the surgical field. The da Vinci System consists of several key components, including: an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating, a patient-side cart where the patient is positioned during surgery, interactive robotic arms, a 3D HD vision system.

Would you like more information about Dr. Poston and the da Vinci® Surgical System? Please call 888-655-SFMC.

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