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The da Vinci Robotic Surgery system can offer new surgical options for general, urologic, gynecologic, and cardiothoracic procedures that may otherwise necessitate long recovery times and large, open incisions. Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a leader in surgical care with the da Vinci System, having recently completed our 250th single-site robotic surgery procedure.
In addition to providing excellent surgical care to patients in the San Jose community, our robotic surgery epicenter is a regional authority in da Vinci procedures. Doctors from hospitals statewide are trained with the da Vinci System right here at Regional Medical Center.
For a closer look at our da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program and our dedicated staff of surgeons specializing in da Vinci procedures, visit Regional Medical Center of San Jose on our website. You can also reach us through our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line by calling (888) 762-8881.
Last updated 4 days ago
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you have several treatment options to consider for your case. One of the most modern and sophisticated treatments available today is minimally invasive prostatectomy with da Vinci Robotic Surgery. This advanced surgical procedure is available through the regionally recognized Robotic Surgery Institute at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and it offers the following benefits over conventional surgery and radiation therapy.
Prostate cancer patients who have opted for the da Vinci Prostatectomy have experienced faster recovery than conventional surgery patients thanks to smaller incisions and greater surgical accuracy. The da Vinci procedure also helps patients avoid common side effects of radiation therapy such as poor erectile function and urinary incontinence. Most patients are able to return to normal non-strenuous activities within a few days of the procedure.
In clinical trials, da Vinci Prostatectomy has performed better than conventional surgery in cancer control, as surgeons can more accurately pinpoint cancerous lesions and remove them with unbeatable precision. The precise and predictable movements of the da Vinci System also protect healthy tissues surrounding the prostate that might suffer damage in open surgery or radiation therapy.
Like all da Vinci procedures, the da Vinci Prostatectomy promises less surgical scarring, reduced blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and less pain than conventional surgery. Because these complications are much less likely with this type of surgery, hospital stays are shorter, which results in a more cost-effective procedure.
To learn more about da Vinci Robotically Assisted Surgery or take the next steps following a prostate cancer diagnosis, contact Regional Medical Center of San Jose. You can reach us on our website, or call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 762-8881 to find a urologist specializing in robotic surgery procedures.
Last updated 5 days ago
With Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week approaching, you might feel inspired to provide your dad with some positive encouragement to improve his health. One way that you can work to give your dad the gift of health this Father’s Day is by offering some prostate health reminders. The tips below can help you get your dad on track to better prostate health while celebrating his special day.
Prepare a healthy Father’s Day meal
Research has shown that regularly consuming vegetables in the broccoli family can significantly reduce a man’s risk for prostate cancer. Cooked tomatoes, omega-3 rich varieties of fish, and olive oil have also shown positive effects in prostate cancer prevention, so you might include all of these foods in a nutritious Father’s Day dinner to show your dad the best way to dine for his health.
Take a long hike
Men who are obese have greater chances of developing both aggressive and non-aggressive types of prostate cancer. If your dad is not at his ideal weight, you might help him get up and get moving with a long hike outdoors. Not only will the exercise be helpful for weight management, but the nature views and fresh air of a hike can also provide some therapeutic stress relief.
Schedule an annual checkup for dad
Instead of giving dad a typical greeting card for Father’s Day, you might give him a reminder card for his next annual checkup at the doctor’s office. Visiting the doctor regularly will help your dad manage his prostate cancer risk better and explore the benefits of prostate cancer screening after the age of 50.
For more tips on inspiring the men in your life to make healthy lifestyle changes, visit Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Our men’s health services cover needs from cardiology to urology to nutrition. To find a physician specializing in any of these areas, call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 762-8881.
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Stroke is one of the most common causes of emergency room visits at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, and we provide comprehensive rapid stroke care through our nationally recognized Certified Stroke Center.
To learn about the signs that you should get to the hospital for stroke treatment, watch this video clip featuring a member of our stroke care team, Dr. Arash Padidar. He explains that every moment matters between the onset of symptoms and the delivery of treatment, so any sign of stroke should be taken seriously.
As one of the largest stroke centers in the Bay Area, Regional Medical Center of San Jose is proud to boast a Gold Plus rating in the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” program. You can learn more about our awards and accreditation by visiting our website or by calling us at (888) 762-8881.
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When a stroke affects certain parts of the brain, it can forever alter a person’s language production and comprehension. These communication difficulties resulting from stroke are referred to as aphasia, which can create major challenges in everyday activities. To honor National Aphasia Awareness Month this June and raise awareness about this condition, Regional Medical Center of San Jose has provided these tips for coping with aphasia in stroke rehabilitation.
Working with Family Members
Family members may need to work with a physician or speech pathologist to fully understand the communication limitations of a relative with aphasia. It is important for family members to have this understanding and learn methods for effective, direct communication with a relative who has survived a stroke. Because aphasia does not affect an individual’s intelligence, it is still possible to spend quality time with a loved one who is suffering from aphasia.
Attending Speech Therapy
While aphasia may pose long-term challenges and even have some permanent effects, there are ways to improve speech and language comprehension following a stroke. Speech therapy will be a primary source for re-learning language skills during stroke rehabilitation, and it may begin almost immediately after primary stroke care at the hospital.
Find Support Groups
If you or a family member is coping with aphasia, there are others who have been in your situation. You can reach out and find support within this understanding community of stroke survivors and their loved ones by attending a stroke or aphasia support group.
For stroke survivor support, rehabilitation, and primary stroke treatment, you can rely on the caring staff at Regional Medical Center of San Jose to offer the care you need. Our Certified Stroke Center has consistently been given a Gold Plus rating in the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Program, and we treat more than 400 patients for stroke every year. You can learn more about our Stroke Center and rehabilitation services by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (888) 762-8881.