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SMALLER INCISIONS, SHORTER RECOVERY TIME WITH NEW ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SURGERY

 SMALLER INCISIONS, SHORTER RECOVERY TIME
 WITH NEW ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL SURGERY
 ATLANTA, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Just when you thought you were at the peak of your life, your doctor diagnoses prostate cancer and must operate to evaluate the possibility of lymph node spread.
 Time away from the job? Probably four to eight weeks. Perhaps you need gallbladder surgery. A lot of swelling and a big scar are just two downfalls of conventional surgery.
 Today, however, there is a medical procedure that will help lead patients to a quicker recovery. It is called endosurgery, which involves making small incisions and inserting a fiber optic camera and instruments to perform operations that otherwise require large incisions and long recovery periods.
 Georgia Baptist Medical Center recently announced the grand opening of the Atlanta Endosurgery Center, the state's first hospital-based endoscopic surgery facility, having already treated 1,800 patients with positive results. The center's purpose is to have a facility that is dedicated to providing education, research and training of skills and techniques related to endosurgery. The center will also have operating rooms dedicated to endosurgical procedures.
 "We have found new ways to operate on hernias, stomach ulcers and problems such as gallbladder disease -- all procedures which previously required weeks of recovery time," said Dr. Titus Duncan, endosurgery pioneer at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. Endoscopic techniques can reduce recovery time to as little as a week. It can provide an alternative to other traditional surgeries such as hysterectomy, colon surgery and chest surgery.
 GBMC Infertility Specialist Mark Perloe also stated that endoscopic surgery is a breakthrough method of treatment for women suffering with fibroid tumors, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. He said: "Most patients agree that this is a wonderful option. A total hysterectomy could ultimately require 200 stitches. Today, using laparoscopy, we can detach the ovaries and uterus and remove them via the vagina -- minimal post-operative pain and almost no scar."
 Dr. Duncan, along with GBMC Drs. Perloe, surgeon Ed Mason and urologist Thomas Schoborg, are nationally recognized for their achievements in the field of endosurgery. They have one of the largest series of endoscopic procedures in the country and are state leaders in education, having trained hundreds of physicians in the new techniques.
 For more information about endoscopic procedures, contact the Atlanta Endosurgery Center at Georgia Baptist, 404-653-3718.
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 /CONTACT: Lee Ann Broussard of Georgia Baptist Medical Center, 404-653-4956/ CO: Georgia Baptist Medical Center; Atlanta Endosurgery Center ST: Georgia IN: MTC HEA SU:


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