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Monmouth Medical Center Hosts “When Less is More: Facts About Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery”

Monmouth Medical Center Hosts “When Less is More: Facts About Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery”

Robot-assisted surgery performed by experienced surgeons offers many benefits over traditional “open” surgery, including a shorter hospital stay, decreased risk of blood loss, minimal scarring and less recovery time. On Thursday, November 7, the Institute for Robotic Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center will host an informational session titled, “When Less is More: Facts About Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery from the Experts,” at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located at 700 Hope Road in Tinton Falls. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

This free event will also feature health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index, door prizes and dinner. Experts from Monmouth Medical Center will discuss robotic-assisted hysterectomy and prostate, kidney, gall bladder, abdominal and colorectal surgery, along with innovative new partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement robotic surgeries – the newest minimally invasive options for knee and hip pain, available locally only at Monmouth Medical Center.

Speakers include Robert Graebe, M.D., chairman and program director of Obstetrics and Gynecology; David L. Chalnick, M.D., orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon and medical director of Monmouth Medical Center’s Joint Replacement Program; Pierre Mendoza, M.D., urologist and medical co-director of the Institute for Robotic Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center; Mark W. Gesell, M.D., orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon; and David J. Dupree, M.D., general surgeon.

Monmouth Medical Center has the oldest, most experienced robot-assisted surgery program in Monmouth County and the surrounding area.

Pre-registration is requested for this event. For more information or to register, call 1-888-724-7123.

About Monmouth Medical Center

Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org

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