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Trinity receives recognition for robotic surgery

Submitted Photo From left to right are: Dr. David Billings, Dr. Dustin Evans, Dr. Robert Guttormson, Dr. Nancy Longfors, Dr. David Amsbury, Dr. Timothy Bedell, Dr. Heather Bedell, assistant surgery manager Jerica Klein, robotic surgery coordinator Paul Klein, and Intuitive representative Cindy Thompson.

Trinity Health and 10 members of its robotic surgical team were recognized for achievements in the field of robotic surgery. Intuitive, a global leader in robotic-assisted surgery, presented Trinity Health an award for performing over 2,000 procedures since launching its da Vinci® robotic surgery program in 2010. Individual surgeons also received awards for achieving milestones in the number of da Vinci procedures. They included: Ob/Gyns Dr. David Amsbury, Dr. Heather Bedell, Dr. Timothy Bedell, Dr. David Billings, Dr. Jessie Fauntleroy, and Dr. Jennifer Johnson; and general surgeons Dr. Jerel Brandt, Dr. Robert Guttormson, Dr. Dustin Evans, and Dr. Nancy Longfors. The da Vinci system allows surgeons to perform minimally-invasive procedures using enhanced imagery and precise movements. Benefits include small incisions, shorter or no hospital stay, and faster recovery.

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