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Minimally Invasive Surgery Video

 

Rob Schuster, MD is chairman of surgery at Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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ASK THE EXPERT: Minimally Invasive Surgery Video - Full Transcription

Text: This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text: Banner Health Presents: Ask the Expert

Text: Gracie Chavez: Digital Content Services, Banner Health

Image: Gracie Chavez speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “What is minimally invasive surgery?”

Text: Rob Schuster, MD: Chairman of Surgery, Banner Gateway Medical Center

Image: Rob Schuster, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “Minimally invasive surgery is surgery via small access. We use very small incisions in the skin if any incisions at all, to use small cameras and very small instruments to perform surgery.”

Image: Gracie Chavez speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “How is this type of surgery different than traditional surgery?”

Image: Rob Schuster, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “The main difference in minimally invasive surgery is the access, meaning that we make these very small incisions. The actual surgery itself should be very similar to traditional surgery.”

Image: Gracie Chavez speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “What are the most common types of minimally invasive surgery?”

Image: Rob Schuster, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “The most common types of minimally invasive surgery are…”

Text: Surgeries To Remove: Gallbladder, Appendix, Tumors, Cancer

Audio:  “…surgeries to remove the gallbladder, surgery to remove the appendix, surgery to remove tumors and cancer--including colon cancer and cancers of the intestines.”

Text: Additional Surgeries: Weight loss, Cure reflux

Audio:  “In addition we perform weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass and gastric bands and also surgery to cure reflux.”

Image: Gracie Chavez speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery?”

Image: Rob Schuster, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “The main advantages to minimally invasive surgery include…”

Text: Advantages: Less pain, Better cosmetic results, Faster recovery

Audio:  “…less pain, better cosmetic results, faster return to work and faster return to normal activities--and getting out of the hospital faster as well.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please visit www.BannerHealth.com or call Banner Health’s
Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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