May/June 2008

Good Samaritan Passes Robotic Surgery Milestone

In December 2007, a urologist performed the 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. The recent milestone is the latest among many for the hospital in the field of robotics. In 2003, Good Samaritan was the first hospital in Cincinnati to acquire a da Vinci robotic surgical system, and the first in the city to use the technology for heart, urology and gynecology procedures. Today, the hospital has four da Vinci systems, with one dedicated to training. Physicians from John Hopkins and the Cleveland Clinic, as well as from countries such as Belgium and Germany, have trained in robotic surgery at Good Samaritan. For more information, contact Lisa Owendoff of Good Samaritan at