Baylor University Medical Center: Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy
Dr Lisa Masterson visited the Baylor University Medical Center where they are using robotic-assisted surgery methods to improve health care and recovery time.
Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy With Da Vinci Robotic Method
Dr Carolyn Matthews performed a robotic-assisted hysterectomy on a 21-year-old woman with uterine cancer. They hoped to be able to save one of her ovaries because she is so young. It would save her time and hassle with hormones and also give her hope of having children someday.
The uterus would then be taken out vaginally while the scopes suck up the ovaries. Laparoscopic tubes and robotic arms were attached to the outside of her stomach. Dr Matthews operated the robotic fingers with her fingers and a monitor on the other side of the room.
The unique thing about these machines is that they allow the doctor to take the organs without much blood loss and reduces the time of the surgery.
Monday Night Mammograms & Spa Services at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Dr Masterson then went to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center to see what their Monday Night Mammogram program is all about. Taking the fear out of mammograms is the goal.
Dr Marty Koonsman said that these routine screenings combine spa services and necessary breast cancer tests. Patients come in, there is valet parking, and they have the mammo. Then, the ladies get to experience a spa service to put their minds at ease. The technology the center uses lets the patient get her results in about 24 hours.
They also have the Bradie James Resource Center. Patients can come in and get counseled on the process of breast cancer treatment and prevention. It’s a safe, welcoming space full of love and support.
The Doctors: Function of Antepartum Units
Back at the Baylor University Medical Center, Dr Lisa went into the antepartum unit. This area monitors and treat women with high-risk pregnancies.
Dr Leann Haddock said that the Antepartum Unit treats women with medical conditions, women suffering from extreme nausea, and high-risk baby issues. They have a therapist that comes in and talks to the women to help them. The women are able to watch movies, relax, and get medical help. The Antepartum Unit has even hosted baby showers for women on bedrest.
The Doctors: Vasa Previa Diagnosis
One woman in the Antepartum Unit has Vasa Previa. This is where the membranes that have a baby’s blood vessels are thin. If the mother bleeds, it’s baby’s blood not hers and delivery must happen immediately.
The Doctors: What Is Placenta Percreta?
Another mommy had spent seven weeks in the Antepartum Unit and would be there for the rest of her pregnancy. She has a percreta, where he placenta is growing outside of the uterus.
Dr Lisa Masterson and the Doctors encouraged the moms and gifted them with new strollers and post-delivery spa treatments.