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North Colorado Medical Center offers robot education


Guests can learn about minimally invasive robotic surgery in open house

GREELEY, Colo. (May 6, 2013) – The Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Department of North Colorado Medical Center invites community members to an open house Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Lobby of the hospital.

Guests can see the newest robotic surgery equipment and learn about the latest advancements in robotic assisted surgery at NCMC. The robotic surgical system has several unique features designed to provide additional patient benefits including shorter recovery times, less blood loss and less scarring. In the operating room, physicians can benefit from better dexterity and visualization of the surgical area. Currently, NCMC offers gynecologic, thoracic, urologic and general robotic surgery procedures.

At the open house, guests can meet surgeons from NCMC, test drive the robotic surgery equipment and learn about the different procedures and surgical expertise available at the hospital. Surgeons and staff will be available to help in learning about single incision surgery – the latest procedure pioneered in robotic surgery – and other aspects and advantages that this field brings to patients. Banner Health surgeons Samuel Saltz, MD, and Jason Ogren, MD, recently were the first in the region to complete a single-site gallbladder surgery that allowed them to remove the gallbladder through one small incision in the belly button.

For more information about surgery at NCMC, please visit

About North Colorado Medical Center
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, nonprofit facility licensed in Greeley, Colo., operated by Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 23 hospitals in seven states. It serves as a regional medical center offering a comprehensive scope of with community-based and specialty healthcare services for an area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. For more information, visit

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