Notable: Ovunc Bardakcioglu

Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu (Medicine) recently performed a breakthrough surgical procedure using a new robotic device that required no incision through the skin, significantly shortened recovery time, and lessened the chances of infection. He used the remote-controlled device to remove potentially cancerous lesions from a patient's colon. Typical recovery time using standard methods was two to three weeks. Using the new robotic device, the patient was able to go home the same day. This was only the second time in history a surgical procedure using this type of robotic device had ever been performed. A surgeon at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., successfully used the device to remove a suspected cancerous lesion from an adult male Aug. 30. Bardakcioglu performed the procedure Sept. 27 at Sunrise Hospital. Since then he has successfully performed two additional procedures using the robotic technology.

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