Outpatient Surgery Center Uses Robotics to Improve Healthcare in Las Vegas
Las Vegas — Sept. 14, 2018 — miVIP IN THE NEWS!
Surgeons at miVIP Surgery Centers Provide Minimally Invasive Robotic Procedures for Weight Loss, Gynecology Conditions, Acid Reflux, and Hernia Repair, among other Health Issues
miVIP Surgery Centers, a national network of ambulatory surgery facilities providing minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for people seeking help with obesity, acid reflux, uterine fibroids, hernia, prostate cancer and other medical concerns, is opening a new state-of-the-art surgery center on September 20, 2018 at 5950 Durango Drive in Las Vegas, NV. The first to offer the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System in a freestanding outpatient setting in the Las Vegas area, miVIP is opening its second surgery center with the goal of providing care to a greater number of Las Vegas residents, now including those in Clark County.
Despite a growing number of robotic surgery departments at hospitals in Nevada, miVIP has distinguished itself by matching concierge-level patient care and services with the latest-generation of robotic technology and a team of highly experienced surgeons. Minimally invasive surgical treatments performed by the skilled surgeons at miVIP Surgery Centers typically eliminate the need for hospital stays or lengthy recovery times, leading to improved health outcomes for patients.
“With miVIP we have created a unique environment that allows for vertical integration of medicine, which means we can safely do procedures on an outpatient basis that would normally be done in the hospital,” says Isaac Verbukh, MD, Founder and CEO of miVIP Surgery Centers. “We have achieved a high patient satisfaction rating with our approach to connecting top physicians with miVIP Surgery Centers through our patient advocates. Our patient advocates serve patients and physicians as medical concierges who help coordinate all the medical information and pre-op testing or preparations to ensure more efficient care. We strive to improve the patient experience from their first consult to their procedure and through post-op recovery for the best possible outcome.”
Patient advocates are part of a larger medical team at miVIP Surgery Centers that undergo rigorous special training in the use of robotic surgical equipment, such as the da Vinci® Surgical System. Though often referred to as a “robot,” the da Vinci doesn’t perform surgery on its own. It provides a computerized console and instrumentation that help the surgeon control hand movements with greater precision and super-human visibility via miniature surgical cameras and a high-definition 3D viewer. The robotic-assisted technology allows surgeons to perform a more precise surgery than is possible using traditional methods and instruments. Robotic-assisted surgery involves specialized wristed scalpels and forceps that are designed for greater dexterity than is possible with the human hand. Surgeons at miVIP have achieved a high level of mastery using the da Vinci that translates to less tissue damage or blood loss, and minimal scarring. For the patient, this means less pain and faster healing.
According to a recent report from Intuitive Surgical®, makers of the da Vinci Surgical System, robotic-assisted surgeries often deliver better outcomes. Although individual results may differ, Intuitive reports that patients who underwent robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci to repair an inguinal hernia had fewer complications after discharge through 30 days than patients who underwent traditional open surgery for hernia repair. In their report, Intuitive cites a recent study published in Hernia: The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery.
With a greater focus in recent years on the importance of quality of healthcare and the patient’s journey through the labyrinth of medical care, Isaac Verbukh, MD, the founder and CEO of miVIP Surgery Centers, felt it was important to go a step beyond offering patients greater access to advanced surgical robotic technology. He felt patients should also receive more one-on-one support from medical staff at every point of their journey to ease them through the medical experience.
“In a hospital environment patients may experience longer wait times, extensive recovery times and care that is highly variable,” says Dr. Verbukh. “At miVIP, we train our staff to embrace a customized approach to care. Here the patient and their surgeon are treated like VIPs. Our goal is to elevate the surgeon’s skill with advanced technology and support from a surgical team with expertise in robotics so their experience in the operating room is exceptional. At the same time, miVIP staff ease the patient through the experience by providing one-on-one nursing care and concierge-level support to help them get better faster, with less pain, discomfort or stress.”
Patient services at miVIP include performing insurance verification for patients, connecting them to the best specialist for their individual needs, coordinating their pre-operative tests and other preparations, arranging transport whenever needed, and proactively planning any necessary follow-up care.
About miVIP Surgery Centers
miVIP is a network of state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers providing leadership in minimally invasive surgery. Surgeons at miVIP perform procedures in multiple specialties, including Bariatrics, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat), Orthopedics, Podiatry, Spine Health, and Urology, among others. miVIP facilities are equipped with robotics and other innovative technologies and meet or exceed national assurance standards for safety and quality.
miVIP connects patients to the nation’s top surgeons specializing in minimally invasive techniques using the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System and other technologies. These advances allow miVIP physicians to consistently deliver the best possible outcomes with fewer complications, faster recovery times and minimal scarring. Dedicated miVIP patient support teams provide every patient with concierge-level personalized care and VIP treatment for an unparalleled healthcare experience. For more information about miVIP Surgery Centers, visit www.mivip.com.
Source for cited report: Intuitive Surgical; Gamagami, R., et al. Hernia (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-018-1769-1
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