Contact: Diane Martin
Emanate Health to bring revolutionary da Vinci robotic surgery system and experts to interact with community at Plaza West Covina
Covina, Calif., May 9, 2019 – Emanate Health, the largest health care system in the San Gabriel Valley, will host a fun and interactive afternoon with the da Vinci surgical robot and expert physicians on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Plaza West Covina, 112 Plaza Dr., West Covina, CA 91790 from noon to 2:30 p.m.
The public will be invited to have hands-on control of da Vinci, the state-of-the-art robot that is transforming the way doctors perform minimally invasive surgeries. Emanate Health's team of internationally award-winning master surgeons will also talk about their expertise in men's and women's health.
"There's no better way to educate our community about health than hands-on learning and one-on-one conversations in a relaxed environment," said Dr. Edward Tangchitnob, Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic & Robotic Surgery at Emanate Health. "As Emanate Health transforms the delivery of comprehensive health care, community engagement will be important in building lasting relationships with the people we serve. Our goal is to reinforce our commitment to help keep people healthy and happy throughout all stages of life."
Dr. Tangchitnob will be joined by other physicians from Emanate Health who are leaders in the field of urology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology.
Attendees will have opportunities to win exciting raffle prizes, receive free blood pressure screenings, talk one-on-one with the doctors, and participate in other fun activities.
According to the manufacturer, "The da Vinci system translates the surgeon's hand movements remotely in real time; bending and rotating the instruments while performing the procedure. The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. It also has a vision system that delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions, resulting in faster healing and recovery."
From bariatric surgery, kidney and gallbladder stone removal to even more complex procedures, da Vinci and the doctors are helping improve the lives of patients, with minimal pain and scarring.
Hands on Health with Robotic Surgeons is part of the revolutionary transformation happening system-wide at Emanate Health. The organization remains committed to its mission: Emanate Health exists to help people keep well in body, mind and spirit by providing quality health care services in a safe, compassionate environment for everyone.
ABOUT EMANATE HEALTH
Emanate Health, www.emanatehealth.org, is the largest private nonprofit health care provider serving the one million residents of the San Gabriel Valley in California, with 1,000 physicians on the medical staff and more than 3,500 employees. The system provides specialized care in Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Emergency, Neuroscience and Stroke, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health. Its family of hospitals and hospice include Emanate Health Foothill Presbyterian in Glendora, Emanate Health Inter-Community in Covina, and Emanate Health Queen of the Valley in West Covina, Emanate Health Hospice and Emanate Health Home Care in West Covina, as well as other clinics throughout the region. Year after year the health care system has been voted "Best Hospital" and "Best Place to Work" with providers consistently ranked among "Top Doctors" in Los Angeles County.