NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY TECHNOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE

Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth has added an additional advanced robotic surgery system, the Da Vinci Xi. The Xi can be used for most types of abdominal surgeries where laparoscopic surgery is appropriate and is now the standard in robotic colorectal surgery. The hospital is also pursuing the first robotic surgery program for lung procedures in Fort Worth, and the technology will also be used for kidney, pancreatic and gynecological surgery.
 
This new robotic surgical system expands the medical center’s robotic surgery capacity and capabilities. It will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our existing surgical program. By adding the Da Vinci Xi, more surgeons and patients can benefit from robotic procedures, which are typically less invasive and may offer a faster recovery and less scarring.

 EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGN RESULTS

The All Saints Health Foundation 2018 Employee Giving Campaign exceeded its goal and set another record with 1,579 employees generously contributing a total of $251,646! The commitment to the success of Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, by its employees, is nothing short of amazing!

Employees gifts were designated to the following areas of the medical center:

Thank you, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center employees for choosing to invest in the lives of our patients and fellow employees. We appreciate your amazing support!


  A FIRST FOR TARRANT COUNTY

 
 
Baylor Heart and Vascular Services - Fort Worth is the first comprehensive mitral valve disease program offering MitrClip® therapy for mitral regurgitation (MR), a common degenerative heart valve disease, in Tarrant County.  This minimally invasive treatment technology is designed to treat MR in high risk patients.
 
MR occurs when the flaps of the mitral valve in the heart do not close completely, allowing blood to flow back into the heart as it pumps, which can seriously impact quality of life for patients.
 
MitraClip is the latest addition to Baylor Heart and Vascular Services – Fort Worth’s expanding portfolio of treatment options for patients experiencing any type of valve disease. 
  
“We continue to see an increasing number of patients with mitral regurgitation in our program who may have been living with the disorder for many years,” says Gonzalo V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD, chief of cardiac surgery at Baylor Scott and White – Fort Worth. “We are proud to be the first to bring this to Tarrant County.  In fact, as a part of the mitral valve program, this therapy can become a life-saving intervention for select patients with significant degenerative mitral regurgitation who are too high-risk for open heart surgery and who do not have other treatment options available to them.”
 
The small MitraClip device is guided into place using a thin catheter that is introduced via a small incision in a leg vein. Once in position, the clip is attached to the flaps of the mitral valve to help it close more completely and restore normal blood flow to the heart.
  
“Patients undergoing MitraClip therapy generally experience short recovery times and brief hospital stays,” explains Farhan Ali, MD, MA, MPH, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI, medical director of Interventional Cardiology for Baylor Heart and Vascular Services – Fort Worth.  “These patients also typically have fewer hospitalizations for heart failure. They usually experience significant improvement in their symptoms of mitral regurgitation and their quality of life improves soon after the MitraClip procedure.”   

 

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