Odessa Regional Medical Center detailed in a press release that its general surgeon Dr. Kevin Lynch performed his 1,000th robotic surgery.
Early last week, Lynch reportedly performed the 1,000th robotic surgery, which makes him one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in West Texas.
Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision, the press release stated. These smaller incisions provide faster healing and little to no scarring for the patient. Robotic surgery also results in shortened hospital stays and less post-surgical pain.
“Most of the advancements in minimally invasive surgeries in recent years are in the robotics arena,” Dr. Lynch stated in the press release. “The newer robots are less bulky and easier to use, and the camera definition is much higher, making our jobs easier. I am truly honored to work with such a dedicated team of professionals at ORMC who work hard to provide better outcomes for our patients.”
Dr. Lynch reportedly performs robotic procedures using ORMC’s da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This technology puts a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a robotic platform and can be used across the spectrum for minimally invasive procedures including multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, cardiac, general surgery, thoracic and urology.
“Dr. Lynch has been performing minimally invasive robotic surgery for almost five years,” ORMC president Stacey Brown stated in the press release. “We are extremely proud of this 1,000th surgery milestone he has achieved.”
Dr. Lynch has reportedly been a general surgeon at ORMC for more than 20 years. He specializes in surgical procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, colon cancer, breast cancer, benign disease and more.
ORMC will host an event on June 7 in honor of Dr. Lynch to recognize and commemorate this surgical milestone. To schedule an appointment or request a consultation with Dr. Lynch, call 432-580-7373. Learn more about robotics at tinyurl.com/2h7fmfex.