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HealthONE@ Introduces the Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery(SM)

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:45am
The Associated Press

People who may be considering surgery for a disease or medical condition now have greater access to the most advanced type of minimally invasive procedures available in Colorado. Cherry Creek Shopping Center visitors will be able to "test drive" the new da Vinci Robotsin a one-of-a-kind experience on June 18in the Center's Grand Court.

HCA-HealthONE@ LLC recently expanded the robotic surgery program - the Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery - with additional new robotic devices at five sites throughout the Denver metro area. Locations include North Suburban Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and The Medical Center of Aurora. The Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery offers more locations, more surgeons and more procedures than any other hospital system in Colorado.

Robotic surgery combines the human touch of highly trained surgeons with the precision of today's most advanced technologies. HealthONE medical experts use the da Vinci@ robotic system so patients can experience: -- Less blood loss -- Shorter hospital stays -- Faster return to activity -- Less scarring -- Greater sparing of nerves Surgeons at the Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery locations include a wide-range of board-certified specialists with expertise in gynecology; gynecologic cancers; prostate conditions; kidney disease and partial kidney removal; colorectal cancer and general surgery. In some procedures, particularly gallbladder, surgeons are able to operate using a single-site for less scarring.

"We are pleased to offer our patients the most sophisticated, leading-edge treatments that help them return more quickly to doing the things they love most," says Dr. George Bussey, HealthONE Chief Medical Officer "If patients have less blood loss, shorter stays and recover quicker, then we are improving care for them." The public can try their hands at this amazing technology and meet several experts in robotic surgery at the Center next Monday: Monday, June 18 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Grand Court 3000 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 For more information, visit HealthONERobotics.com.

About HealthONE HealthONE is the largest health care system in the metro Denver area with more than 9,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians.

HealthONE hospitals have a long and trusted legacy going back more than 130 years with St. Luke's, more than 85 years with Presbyterian Denver, more than 105 years with Swedish and more than 60 years with Rose. The current health system was created in 1995 as a Colorado company and a joint venture between The Colorado Health Foundation and various affiliates of HCA. The Foundation grew to the second largest charitable foundation in the state and in October 2011 sold its share in HealthONE to HCA (NYSE: HCA).

HealthONE includes: The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza; North Suburban Medical Center and the NorthEast ER; Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children; Rose Medical Center; Sky Ridge Medical Center; Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Southwest ER; Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital; 14 stand-alone ambulatory surgery centers; 8 occupational medicine & rehabilitation clinics; dozens of specialty clinics; two radiation oncology centers; and AIRLIFE-Denver, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.

Twitter: @HealthONEsystem| YouTube| Facebook About Cherry Creek Shopping Center Located in the heart of Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center offers the Rocky Mountain region's most exciting shopping environment including Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Elway's Restaurant, an eight-screen movie theater and more than 160 other fine specialty stores and services. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Preview the stores, the styles and the sales at shopcherrycreek.com.

SOURCE HealthONE -0- 06/15/2012 /CONTACT: Leslie K. Horna, HealthONE, +1-303-584-6100, Leslie.Horna@HealthONEcares.com /Web Site: http://www.healthonecares.com (NYSE:HCA) / CO: HealthONE; The Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery ST: Colorado IN: HEA MTC CPR MEQ SU: PDT PRN -- LA25624 -- 0000 06/15/2012 19:40:51 EDT http://www.prnewswire.c

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