Cancer-targeting surgical system has NASA engineer making sweet music again

Cancer-targeting surgical system has NASA engineer making sweet music again

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Craig Rosczypala credits his family and friends with helping him recover from cancer.

May 17, 2013, was a day 48-year-old Craig Rosczypala of Heron’s Landing in Viera will never forget.

Dr. Drexel Dobson Performs First Robotic Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy in Brevard

Rockledge, FL (November 15, 2013) – Just last week Drexel Dobson, MD, a highly trained general surgeon located in Rockledge, performed a robotic assisted minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy for a distal pancreatic mass at Wuesthoff Health System, a first in this area.

Distal pancreatectomies are only usually performed minimally invasively in tertiary care centers such as the Cleveland Clinic,

Wuesthoff Health System Surgeon Removes Gallbladder through Bellybutton Using da Vinci Robot

ROCKLEDGE, FL (November 9, 2012) – Wuesthoff Health System announced today that a surgical team at its Rockledge hospital has recently performed da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy. In this surgery, the patient’s gallbladder is removed through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the procedure virtually scarless.

Led by H. Drexel Dobson lll,

Another Brevard/Florida First: Total Abdominal Proctocolectomy with Ileo-Pouch Anal Anasmatosis procedures with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

ROCKLEDGE, FL (October 18, 2012) – Wuesthoff Medical Center is privileged to announce that General Surgeon H. Drexel Dobson lll, MD has completed two Total Abdominal Proctocolectomy with Ileo-Pouch Anal Anasmatosis procedures with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.

This is a defining procedure of an advanced colon and rectal/GI surgeon. Most colorectal surgeons in the community do not perform this particular procedure,

Single Incision Surgery, for gallbladders, appendicitis, and Nissen fundoplications!

Need your gallbladder taken out?

Has this person really had her gallbladder out??? YES!

The majority of all surgeons make the following incisions on the left.  Sometimes, more incisions are made.

Or worse, sometimes your surgeon just can’t do things laparascopically and a larger incision must be made,

Incisionless cure for GERD!

EsophyX offers a new choice for treatment of heartburn.

It is a new procedure which is incisionless, done inside the body through the mouth, and does not require any incisions on your abdomen.  Most patients are back at work within 5 days.

It provides an anatomical restoration by addressing the underlying cause of reflux,

Laparascopic Surgical Procedures

Dr. Dobson received advanced laparoscopic training as part of his residency and fellowship programs and routinely performs the following advanced minimally invasive procedures:
Esophageal Surgery
Stricture
Hiatal Hernia
Reflux
Cancer
Gastric Surgery and Resections (no Bariatric Surgery)
Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
Small Intestine Laparascopic Surgery
Crohn’s Disease, Entero-cutaneous Fistula,

State of the Art Surgery, with Kindness!

Dr. H. Drexel Dobson III, MD, a board-certified General Surgeon and Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons, specializes in several aspects of surgery, including diseases of the alimentary tract and complex surgical cases. Dr. Dobson is also a Colon and Rectal Surgeon who is also experienced in treating all diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. 

Performs World’s First Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy

Dr. Dobson continues to be amongst the forerunners in the adoption of new technology in the field of general surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Since May 2008, Dr. Dobson has performed over 100 procedures using the Da Vinci HD Robotic system, the most advanced surgical tool available inmeical history! From simple procedures such as cholecystectomy for gallbladder removal,

Oswego man’s surgery the first of its kind in Fox Valley area!

Beacon News, The (Aurora, IL)September 26, 2003
Section: Daybreak
Page: F1
By: Dan Waitt

Dr. H. Drexel Dobson and Nicholas Savage, 24, at Rush-Copley Medical Center

AURORA — Nicholas Savage has looked forward to the day when his body would function normally.The 24-year-old Oswego man who has suffered from colitis for the past six years recently underwent surgery that essentially gave him a new colon,

Breakthrough Treatments in Colorectal Surgery Webchat

Breakthrough Treatments in Colorectal Surgery

Drex Dobson, M.D.:
Welcome to the afternoon’s chat on Breakthrough Treatments in Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Dobson is with us today and welcomes your questions.

quidnunc:
What breakthrough treatments exist today for colorectal surgery?

Drex Dobson, M.D.:
Well, many treatment options exist for colorectal surgery…. I could better answer your question if you could give me a hint as to what topic you are interested in knowing about,

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Dobson specializes in the treatment of these Colon and Rectal Disorders:
Small Intestinal Disease
Laparascopic and Conventional Surgery of the Small Intestine, Crohn’s Disease,
Entero-entero and entero-cutaneous fistula/Complex fistula repair
Management of Short Gut Syndrome Syndrome
Diseases of the Colon
Open and Laparascopic Total Proctocolectomy with Reconstruction (J-pouch)
Laparascopic Colectomy for Benign (ie Diverticular) and Malignant (Cancerous) Processes
Colon Cancer Resection
Bowel Resections in Obese and High-Risk Patients
Diseases of the Rectum
Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancers,

Oncologic Surgery

Dr. Dobson provides the following services:
Esophageal Surgery
Resection for cancer: robotic/laparascopic, and open

Gastric Surgery
Gastrectomy for cancer
Duodenal and Pancreatic Disease
Pacreatico-duodenectomy [Whipple Procedure]
Duodenectomy for benign and malignant disease
Distal pancreatectomy
Treatment of Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers
Coordinating neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for cancers of the foregut (esophagus,

Laparascopic Surgical Procedures

Dr. Dobson received advanced laparoscopic training as part of his residency and fellowship programs and routinely performs the following advanced minimally invasive procedures:
Esophageal Surgery
Stricture
Hiatal Hernia
Reflux
Cancer
Gastric Surgery and Resections (no Bariatric Surgery)
Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
Small Intestine Laparascopic Surgery
Crohn’s Disease, Entero-cutaneous Fistula,

Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dobson has pioneered techniques in the use of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System and  routinely performs the following robotic procedures:
Esophageal Surgery
Hiatal Hernia/Reflux
Heller Myotomy
Giant Paraesophageal Hernias
Oncologic Resections/Esophagectomy
Biliary, Pancreatic and Hepatic Surgery
Biliary Reconstructions/Bypass
Hepatic Resections
Klatskin Tumors and Biliary Reconstruction
Pancreas Surgery
Pancreatic resections
Robotic Whipples and Subtotal/Distal Pancreatectomies with or without Splenectomy

Gastric Surgery and Resections
Gastrectomy
Gastrostomy
Gastric Bypass for Palliation
Small Intestine Robotic Surgery
Crohn’s Disease
Entero-cutaneous Fistula
Small Bowel Diversion
Jejunostomy
Diseases of the Colon
Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Reconstruction (J-pouch)
Laparoscopic Colectomy for Benign (ie Diverticular) and Malignant (Cancerous) Disease
Diseases of the Rectum
Rectosigmoid Resection with Colonanal Anastamosis
Rectal Cancer Surgery with Total Mesorectal Excision
Abdominal-Perineal Resection
Repair of Rectal Prolapse/Proctopexy
Incisional Hernia Repair
Repair of Incisional and Recurrent Hernias with 4 small Incisions,

General Surgery

Dr. Dobson performs the following General Surgery procedures:
Esophageal Surgery
Resection for cancer
Treatment of GERD
Repair of esophageal fistulas
Gastric Surgery (open and laparoscopic)
Gastrectomy for cancer, functional disorders, and reconstruction/repair of bariatric complications
Duodenal and Pancreatic Disease
Pacreatico-duodenectomy [Whipple Procedure]
Pancreatic Diseases including pancreatic strictures,

Robotic Surgery Explained

The daVinci robot allows surgeons to use merge all the advantages of traditional open surgery with all the advantages of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, without the limitations of current laparoscopic surgery.  Patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times and less blood loss than even with open or traditional laparoscopic surgery.

     The difference between robot-assisted surgery and a traditional operation are particularly noticeable in abdominal and pelvic operations. 

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