LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – On October 12, a Medical City Lewisville surgeon completed his 100th robotically assisted surgery at the hospital. The outpatient procedure was performed using the hospital’s newly acquired surgical robot, technology that currently in southern Denton County is only offered at Medical City Lewisville.
“Robotic surgery offers surgeons improved visualization and flexibility, which can allow for treatment of health conditions in a minimally invasive fashion,” said Nicholas Metzger, MD, the first surgeon at Medical City Lewisville to achieve the milestone 100th robotics-assisted case at the hospital. “With this technology in the hands of an experienced surgeon, patients can experience better outcomes and faster recoveries – many times with less pain. I am excited to be able to offer this advanced technology in robotic surgery to my patients.”
Medical City Lewisville first began offering robotic surgeries in 2014 and has grown the program to offer more than 180 surgeries in 2018 with this technology. The addition of a new, advanced surgical robot expands the surgeon’s capabilities and can result in a better experience for patients. The higher level of care means that local residents no longer need to travel far from home to receive quality, comprehensive surgical services.
“Significant evolutions in the past decade have transformed surgery as we know it, and this investment is significant to our commitment to being the destination of choice for healthcare excellence,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, FACHE, CEO at Medical City Lewisville. “Our hospital is committed to providing superior patient care and being a leader in healthcare excellence and innovation. I am proud that Medical City Lewisville is the first and only hospital currently in southern Denton County and the surrounding area to offer this innovative surgical technology.”
In the expert hands of skilled surgeons who are in 100-percent control of the robot during procedures, the advanced surgical technology available at Medical City Lewisville offers an advanced alternative to open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, with benefits that may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- In many cases, better clinical outcomes
This advanced medical technology is available for a variety of surgical procedures performed at the hospital including benign gynecology, colorectal, hernia, bariatric surgery and more. Learn more about robotic surgery services at Medical City Lewisville.
About Medical City Lewisville
Medical City Lewisville is a full-service acute care hospital licensed for 186 beds. Serving the Lewisville, Flower Mound and southern Denton County since 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a Level III Trauma Center with the county’s only pediatric ER. Medical City Lewisville offers the area’s only state-designated Level III NICU along with women’s services, comprehensive cardiovascular and rehabilitation services, and is a Primary Stroke Center. Medical City Lewisville has been recognized by The Joint Commission in 2015 as a Top Performer on key quality measures, by U.S. News and World Report in 2017 as a High Performer for treatment of congestive heart failure and COPD, and is the first hospital in southern Denton County to achieve Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence.