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...
One Borderland doctor is hoping to change the way surgeries are done across the country by reducing the number of injuries during hysterectomies.
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.
The Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery center is proud to announce the release of the center’s newly redesigned website, www.farnammd.com. The new website serves as a portal for helpful patient information, including the latest research on gynecologic conditions and the most advanced robotic surgical treatment options
Declaring that it’s time to replace adult diapers and social withdrawal with more liberating long-term options, a recent forum of the nation’s top surgeons looked at how to improve patient and physician education regarding more effective therapies for incontinence.
In August of 2013, Dr. Farnam became one of the first board certified urogynecologists in the United States. Dr. Farnam is now Double Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).
El Paso Times recently interviewed Dr. Farnam about this new surgical technique. Dr. Farnam is one of only seven initial surgeons in the nation to offer Single Site hysterectomy. This surgical technique allows for a potentially scarless hysterectomy procedure.
"This single-site robotic platform provides surgeons with the increased dexterity, control and high-definition 3-D vision found with traditional robotic surgery, as well as the added benefit of performing the operation through a single, nearly invisible scar hidden in the navel," Richard Farnam, M.D., a gynecologist and robotic surgeon at Las Palmas Medical Center, said.
First there was R2-D2, the diminutive robot of “Star Wars” fame. Now 30 years later, there is daVinci Si Vespa platform, a seven-foot robot with tools on a cart, managed at a console by a surgeon performing one-site hysterectomies and gallbladder operations.