MountainView Hospital
November 20, 2014

Las Vegas, NV — MountainView Hospital and its Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery is the first facility in Las Vegas to receive the latest robotic surgical system, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries.

The new technology provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon.

Being the first Las Vegas hospital to offer this surgical option reinforces MountainView's commitment to the healthcare of Southern Nevada's residents and speaks to the depth and strength of MountainView's robotic surgery program, said Chris Mowan, MountainView CEO.

"MountainView's new addition puts MountainView on the leading edge for minimally invasive surgical procedures," Mowan said. "This is a significant advancement in patient care for the Las Vegas Valley."

The hospital will receive the new surgical system on Thursday, November 20. Dr. Arnold D. Chung, cardiothoracic surgeon with MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, will perform the first case on the new surgical system on Friday, November 21. Dr. Chung is the only thoracic surgeon in Las Vegas utilizing the new robotic surgical system.

"This is a significant investment by MountainView Hospital into the health of our community," said Dr. Chung. "The new surgical system is the next step in minimally invasive surgical technology and will allow us to perform more complex procedures across an array of disciplines."

The new surgical system has broader capabilities than prior generations of the surgical system, and has the ability to be used for thoracic, colorectal, gynecological and general surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows for a quicker recovery time, less pain, less bleeding and shorter hospitalization.

The new surgical system possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view. The system's new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before.

MountainView continues to be the leader in robotic surgery, offering an extensive panel of surgeons and pairing them with trained staff and nurses, who are part of dedicated robotic surgical teams. The new surgical system joins MountainView's two robotic systems which will continue to be an advanced, minimally-invasive surgical option for patients.

MountainView offers many different types of robotically assisted procedures including ear, nose and throat (ENT), gynecological, fertility and gynecological oncology, urogynecological, urology, thoracic, colorectal and general surgery including single-site gallbladder surgery. For a full list of procedures performed by the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please visit To find a physician who practices at MountainView's Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, please call (702) 233-5474.

About MountainView Hospital

MountainView Hospital 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, MountainView Hospital (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.

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