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Barton Health offers cutting-edge surgical care close to home

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BARTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL'S daVinci surgical team is the first in Northern California and Northern Nevada to perform single-site gynecological and general surgery procedures. Photo courtesy Barton Memorial Hospital

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When it comes time for surgery, many patients are concerned about things like pain, scarring and recovery time. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, however, many of these concerns are becoming worries of the past.

In February 2012, Barton Memorial Hospital located in South Lake Tahoe welcomed the da Vinci Si Surgical System, a robotic-assisted technology that offers an effective alternative to both traditional “open” surgery and conventional laparoscopic procedures. Some of the potential benefits of the da Vinci include less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays, fewer complications and faster recoveries.

But that’s not the most exciting part.

This summer, Barton Memorial Hospital made medical history by becoming the first hospital in both Northern California and Northern Nevada to offer da Vinci single-site gynecological and general surgery procedures. On Thursday, Aug. 15, John Missanelli, D.O., gynecologist and senior robotic surgeon at Barton Women’s Health, led the first single-site surgery at Barton. This revolutionary procedure allowed Missanelli to perform a hysterectomy, a procedure to remove the uterus, through a single incision in the belly button.

“In the past, hysterectomies required a large scar and significant recovery time,” said Angela Moniot, marketing specialist for Barton Health. “Now, with single-site da Vinci, the procedure is virtually scar-less and both blood loss and recovery time are greatly reduced. This is cutting edge. That we were the first to offer this procedure in Northern California is huge. We couldn’t be more proud of Dr. Missanelli and our surgical team.”

The historic surgery couldn’t have come at a better time, either. Barton Memorial Hospital will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this November. From a small hospital that started in 1963, Barton Health is proud to have grown into a full healthcare service that includes newly expanded community and women’s health centers, a surgery center, seasonal ski clinics at Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra at Tahoe ski resorts, an urgent care center and more. The hospital is also thrilled to now offer telemedicine — a system where patients can “see” experts out of the area by scheduling appointments at their own physician’s office and talking to the experts on a screen — as well as to be sending two of its orthopedists to serve as physicians for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

“Our goal is to offer patients near and far the best care possible in all areas,” said Moniot. “For residents ‘down the hill,’ we are proud to be able to offer cutting-edge technology like da Vinci single-site procedures, which are not offered locally, within only a short drive from home. Over the last 50 years, Barton has really established itself as a medical destination. We offer the best of the best in a beautiful location. Tahoe really is an ideal place for recovery.”

For more information on Barton Health and the da Vinci single-site procedures, visit BartonHealth.org or call the information center at 530-541-3420.

Jessica Cyphers

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