November 12, 2014
Las Vegas, NV — MountainView Hospital announced that its talented surgical team recently completed a robotic thymectomy utilizing a robotic surgical system. This is the first robotic-assisted thymectomy surgery for MountainView's Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery and a first in Nevada.
Dr. Arnold D. Chung, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at MountainView Hospital's Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, performed the surgery and removed the thymus gland which sits under the sternum. By performing a thymectomy robotically, it eliminates having to bisect the sternum to reach the thymus, which is usually done with traditional surgery.
Dr. Chung is the only surgeon in Nevada performing thoracic robotic surgery. The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery provides patients with the option of robotic surgery, which allows for more surgical precision and improved care for patients.
"This is another example of how MountainView continues to clinically differentiate itself from other hospitals within the community," said Chris Mowan, MountainView CEO. "By offering robotic-assisted thoracic surgery, we are able to meet the community's healthcare needs with the latest in surgical technology. The robotic system adds another tool for Dr. Chung's minimally invasive thoracic program."
About MountainView Hospital
MountainView Hospital (MVH) is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MVH is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. The hospital is 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.