• Who is a Candidate for Robotically Assisted Surgery?

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    Robotically assisted surgery with da Vinci Surgical Technology is one of the most recent advancements in medicine, and it provides a safer, more reliable solution for a number of common surgical procedures. While robotic surgery is not fit for all surgical procedures and patients, it is a revolutionary surgical technique that can provide you with a better treatment experience at Good Samaritan Hospital.

    Candidates for robotically assisted surgery are generally healthy and fit for a prompt recovery. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to consider all the risks and benefits carefully by speaking with your physician about your specific concerns. If robotic surgery is not right for you, there are many alternative treatments to explore with your surgeon.

    Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to feature da Vinci Robotically-Assisted Surgery in our facilities with programs in cancer care, general surgery, and gynecology. You can learn more about the technology utilized in our hospital by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (408) 559-2011.

  • Understanding the Early Stages of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a serious health concern for all women, and it can be combated with screening procedures that will detect cancer at its earliest stages. When breast cancer is in stage 0 or 1, it is much easier to treat because it has not spread outside the breast tissue.

    You can learn what stage 0 and 1 breast cancer look like by watching this short video from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. As the video explains, these stages of cancer will not be treated with chemotherapy, but instead will require surgery or radiation therapy for treatment.

    If you are due for your next mammogram for breast cancer screening, you can find a doctor at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose by calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (408) 559-2011. You can also explore all of our women’s care services by following this link to our website .