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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 8:44 am

Having surgery can be a daunting feeling. The recovery time alone can keep us from working for days, or even weeks. Dr. Kevin Lynch and his team at Odessa Regional Medical Center have taken some of the anxiety out of general surgery. Dr. Lynch and his team recently performed their first da Vinci Single-Site cholecystectomy to remove a patient’s gallbladder. Da Vinci surgeries have several benefits including minimal pain, low blood loss, quick recovery and minimal scarring.

Having surgery using a “robot” may sound a bit intimidating; however, da Vinci cannot perform surgical procedures on its own. Dr. Lynch has trained extensively, is highly qualified and has performed over 100 da Vinci surgeries. The “robot” strictly holds the instruments and is guided by the Dr’s hands. Da Vinci allows for extremely precise movement, increased visibility with 3 dimensional, high definition images and is also minimally invasive. Da Vinci uses Firefly Technology which is similar to “night vision” which lowers the risk of bile duct injury and demonstrates adequate blood supply during intestinal surgeries.

Da Vinci does not only utilized for gallbladder surgeries, but can also be utilized for hernia, acid reflux and colon surgeries. There is no specific age range for single-site da Vinci surgery, but your Body Mass Index should usually be less than 35 Currently, ORMC is the only hospital in Odessa that is offering this state-of-the art and virtually scarless surgery. ORMC and Dr. Lynch are dedicated to providing their patients with the most modern and advanced surgical procedures.

For more information, you can contact Odessa Regional Medical Center at 432.582.8000 or visit www.odessaregional.com. You can also contact Dr. Kevin Lynch at 432.580.7373.

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