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February 13, 2012

Las Vegas, Nev. (February 13, 2012) – MountainView Hospital is pleased to announce that last week Dr. Francis Teng performed Nevada’s first robotically-assisted Bariatric surgery in the hospital’s operating room. MountainView Hospital is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, and Dr. Teng is the Medical Director for MountainView’s Surgical Weight Loss Center.

"We are excited to be able to offer robotically-assisted Bariatric Surgery to our patients," said Will Wagnon, Chief Executive Officer of MountainView Hospital. "We are dedicated to providing our community with the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery."

"It is a pleasure to provide advanced laparoscopic surgery for patients in Las Vegas," said Dr. Teng.

MountainView Hospital launched its Robotic Surgery Program last summer, which includes the advanced technology of a da Vinci Si HD Surgical System - the first of its kind in Nevada.

Robotically-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive approach that can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, including prostate, colon, throat and gynecologic cancer.

Some of the benefits of robotically-assisted surgery for patients include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter recovery time (a faster return to normal daily activities)
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes
  • Robotic surgery is covered by most insurance

The da Vinci robot provides surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures.

About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of Northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is often recognized for providing quality and compassionate care to our community for the past 16 years. MountainView Hospital is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The hospital is also a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

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