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Posts categorized as “Robotic Surgery”

Living Cancer-Free

Posted on June 15, 2022

Expert Team + Advanced Technology = Positive Outcome for Lung Cancer Patient Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Catherine Widhalm, a recent “Tennessee transplant,” knew lung cancer ran in her family, and that she had a higher risk of developing it herself. After a nodule on her lung turned out to […]


Diverting from Diverticulitis

Posted on April 20, 2022

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Gives Local Woman Reprieve from Abdominal Pain Judy Caldwell moved to East Tennessee after becoming enchanted with the Smoky Mountains. She enjoys tending the flowers on the property she recently purchased, playing music and buying and selling antiques. Most of all, she enjoys being surrounded by her friends and family in the place […]


Life-Saving Technology

Posted on March 9, 2022

Millions of Americans experience acid reflux every day. Most don’t know that in the worst cases it can increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
William Emert, who had years of reflux, found out the hard way.


Fort Sanders Regional to Perform Robotic-Assisted Lung Biopsies

Posted on February 10, 2022

Fort Sanders Regional is pleased to announce the addition of a robotic-assisted bronchoscopy platform for minimally invasive lung biopsies. This technology is first of its kind in East Tennessee and will allow physicians to obtain tissue samples in deep regions of the lung, where many early stage tumors are found.


Tending to Her Health

Posted on July 22, 2021

Jean Beam thought she just had acid reflux, but after finding a hiatial hernia, Beam had robotic-assisted surgery at Fort Sanders Regional that helped her get back into her garden.


Set Up for Success

Posted on January 14, 2021

Josh Ellis was tired of being big. He decided to have bariatric surgery at Fort Sanders Regional and now has more confidence than before.