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HCA Virginia’sRetreat Doctors’ Hospital is offering an innovative treatment option for prostate disease. The hospital recently participated in a national clinical trial with PROCEPT BioRobotics, a Silicon Valley robotics company developing intelligent surgical solutions to treat prostate disease.

Eugene Kramolowsky, M.D., board-certified urologist with Virginia Urology, is the first surgeon in the state of Virginia to perform aquablation therapy, which enables targeted, controlled, heat-free and immediate removal of prostate tissue for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).“Aquablation is a promising technology for patients with BPH, a common prostate problem affecting 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60,” said Kramolowsky. “We are proud to offer a minimally invasive alternative to open prostatectomy and are encouraged by the results of the WATER Study. “BPH is a very common condition in older men and we look forward to exploring the potential benefits of this treatment option.”

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital was the first hospital in Virginia to participate in the study, which was designed to improve treatment options for men with BPH.

The WATER II Study, Waterjet Ablation Therapy for Endoscopic Resection of Prostate Tissue II, is a U.S. clinical trial that evaluates the safety and efficacy of aquablation for the treatment of BPH.

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital is one of 20 sites in the United States and Canada participating in the study.

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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and two urgent care centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care and pays $82.3 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes five imaging centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and seven hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, and Spotsylvania Regional.


Virginia Urology (VU) has been providing quality care to the Greater Richmond metro area for over 80 years. VU prides itself on its strong commitment to the community’s urological needs by recruiting highly skilled physicians and using the latest technology. The practice is comprised of over 40 physicians including urologists, urogynecologists and physicians specializing in the urologic aspect of anesthesiology, pathology, radiation oncology, and radiology.  VU has 7 office locations throughout the Greater Richmond area and 2 licensed and accredited ambulatory surgery centers.

About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is a common prostate problem affecting about 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90 percent of men older than 80. As many as 20 million men in the United States have lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of BPH. While effective for some, BPH medications are typically only used to treat mild to moderate symptoms and are associated with bothersome side effects including retrograde ejaculation and other sexual side effects, as well as nausea and dizziness. The most common surgical procedures to treat BPH today are transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and laser therapy, both of which utilize heat to remove the enlarged prostate tissue. These surgical methods are successful at removing the enlarged tissue but have been shown to have significant complications.

About PROCEPT BioRobotics

Based in Silicon Valley, PROCEPT BioRobotics is enabling better patient care by developing robotic surgical solutions to treat prostate disease. With an initial focus on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the company has developed the AQUABEAM System, which leverages the company’s core Aquablation technology. Aquablation is a precise and controlled waterjet ablation therapy that enables heat-free and immediate removal of prostate tissue. The AQUABEAM System is available for investigational use only in the U.S. and not currently available for sale in the U.S. or Canada. The AQUABEAM System has received CE Mark certification and is available in select global markets.

 

 
 

HCA Virginia has announced that Zachary Reed will serve as chief operating officer for Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

“We are both excited and fortunate to gain a leader with Zach’s experience, talent and vision,” said Will Wagnon, chief executive officer, Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals. “Zach’s administrative experience will prove valuable to our hospital and I have no doubt that under his leadership, we will continue to grow our high quality health care services in order to better meet the growing demands of the Richmond community.”

Reed previously served as the executive director of operations for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, a 100-bed acute care hospital that opened in Braselton, Ga. in 2014. Prior to his role as executive director, he spent six years in a variety of administrative roles with Northeast Georgia Health System Gainesville, a 557-bed tertiary medical center recognized as a Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals and Georgia’s No. 1 heart program for 13 years in a row.  

During his time with Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Reed actively led the day-to-day operations across ancillary and support services, overseeing the hospital’s key service lines including cardiovascular, imaging, pharmacy, lab, inpatient rehab, supply chain, environmental services, food and nutrition services, security, facilities and campus construction. 

Reed has his masters’ degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall University.

 

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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is proud to announce that Graham M. Bundy, M.D., with HCA Virginia Physicians’ Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, is the first thoracic surgeon in central Virginia to perform 100 minimally invasive, Da Vinci robot-assisted lobectomies.

A lobectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the lung. It is used to treat multiple types of conditions, but is most often used to treat lung cancer. 

“The da Vinci robot is an excellent surgical tool that allows our team to offer a completely minimally invasive technique to treat lung cancer as well as other conditions in the chest,” said Bundy. “Ultimately, this allows our patients to recover more quickly and with less pain and blood loss than traditional open techniques. We believe this allows patients a quicker return to their usual activities, such as working and driving.”

Traditionally, a lobectomy was done during a surgery called a thoracotomy, during which the chest is opened. Due to the invasive nature of the procedure, this traditional approach results in greater blood loss, greater risk of infection and a more lengthy recovery. It is typically among one of the most painful procedures for the patient.

According to Bundy, performing a lobectomy using the da Vinci robot enables the surgeon to perform the procedure with precision and accuracy using minimally invasive incisions, resulting in less trauma and blood loss to the patient. The robotic-assisted technique also results in better surgical outcomes, decreased risk of infection, less painful recovery and a shorter hospital stay for the patient.

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About HCA Virginia
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional

About Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates currently performs more cardiothoracic surgeries, including heart valve surgeries and lung surgeries, than any other practice in Central Virginia. The surgical team specializes in treating heart disease and lung disease through different types of surgery including bypass surgery, heart valve replacement or repair, atrial fibrillation surgery, aneurysm surgery, lung surgery, and minimally invasive surgery procedures. Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates is a proud affiliate of Sarah Cannon, HCA’s Cancer Institute.

To learn more about Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, visit: www.heartsurgeryva.com.  
To learn more about the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, visit 
www.sarahcannon.com.

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital is partnering with ESPN 950 to offer a free prostate cancer screening and seminar in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

The event will take place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, 2621 Grove Ave., Richmond and will feature informational seminars from the physicians of Virginia Urology.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registrations can be made by calling (804) 320-DOCS (3627) or by visiting retreatdoctors.com.

According to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. More than 160,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year and nearly 27,000 men will die from prostate cancer in 2017. Early detection from routine screenings have proven to significantly improve the survival rate of prostate cancer.


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HCA Virginia has named Suzanne Bertsch the new chief nursing officer for Johnston-Willis Hospital. “Suzanne is a proven leader whose expertise, compassion and dedication to patient care will be a positive impact on our hospital and the surrounding community,” said Zach McCluskey, chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital. “We look forward to working with her and know that she will continue to promote growth and excellence for our dynamic team.”

Bertsch comes to Johnston-Willis from Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, Fla., where she served as assistant chief nursing officer. She joined Lawnwood in January 2015, and since 2016, also has served as the interim chief nursing officer. She has been a member of the HCA family since 2002, recently celebrating her 15-year anniversary. Prior to joining Lawnwood, she was the assistant chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

She received her nursing degree from Florida Community College and attended Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Science with a concentration in leadership.

 

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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional

HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital is now offering robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its MAKO robotic system.

The Mako total knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako system to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako system also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said David Miller, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Chippenham Hospital and OrthoVirginia. “It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.”

Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako system allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan.

Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee, or Triathlon Total Knee System, which enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.

“We are proud to be the first hospital in Central Virginia to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Greg Lowe, CEO of Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional