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Milestone of 2000 robotic surgeries by Texas physician highlights major shift in gynecology care

When Dr. Richard Farnam tested one of the first robots for minimally invasive gynecology surgery in 2002 he knew he was participating in a revolutionary advancement in patient care.

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Dr. Farnam Performs Milestone 2000th Robotic Surgery

EL PASO – Urogynecologist Dr. Richard Farnam this week achieves unique status in the medical world by performing his 2000th robotic surgery. Farnam credits his early adoption of technology and minimally invasive surgical procedures, with reaching this individual milestone that entire hospitals and health care centers more commonly achieve as a group...

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KTSM: Borderland Doctor Working to Reduce Surgical Injuries

One Borderland doctor is hoping to change the way surgeries are done across the country by reducing the number of injuries during hysterectomies. 

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Texas doctor uses fluorescent imaging in groundbreaking hysterectomy surgery

Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center has launched a groundbreaking trial that has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of ureter injury during surgery.  

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There’s no quick fix for Female Sexual Dysfunction, but plenty of options remain

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Dr. Farnam captures spotlight for El Paso in live broadcast of robotic surgery

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Next-generation surgical robot brings new treatment options to El Paso women

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Urinary incontinence: To sling or not to sling? Mesh is the question - Read on for the answer

Many women are paying a high price for urinary incontinence without knowing all the facts behind a simple procedure that has been providing a permanent solution for decades.

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Patients should understand risks in uterine fibroid surgery

Women dealing with problems from uterine fibroids should be informed of recent developments in screening and surgical procedures for treatment. In response to an April 2104 notice from the FDA over a common surgical technique, gynecologist associations are working to raise awareness and deepen research on the issue so that patients can make informed choices on their options.

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Robotic Ovarian Tumor Surgery | Mary’s story

Women, like Mary, with a personal or family history of breast cancer have an elevated risk of ovarian cancer.  So when a tumor appeared on her ovary, she and her physician, Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center, chose to take an aggressive approach to treatment. 

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