Surgery

Robotic first at Clovis Community

Clovis Community Medical Center's first robotic surgery — a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia — was performed by surgeon Kelli Beingesser in the hospital's brand new, state-of-the-art surgical suite specifically designed to house the da Vinci® robot. This dedicated operating room is one of the hospital's inpatient operating suites which recently opened as part of the $300 million Clovis Community expansion.


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da Vinci Hysterectomy

Surgeon Kelli Beingesser performed the first da Vinci Surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center -- a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia.

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Clovis bariatric program builds on solid reputation

The bariatric surgery program at Clovis Community Medical Center has received another accreditation from the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The hospital first earned BSCN accreditation in 2007 and has maintained the highest level of accreditation through every review cycle since.


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da Vinci Gall Bladder

Having gall bladder surgery is now easier using the da Vinci® robotic technology at Community Regional Medical Center. Surgeons work through a tiny hole in the patient's belly button with everything done inside the abdomen -- meaning less pain, faster recovery and virtually no scar.

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Fourth year for 5-star bariatric rating

Collaboration and expertise are key to developing a bariatric surgery program that tops the state in volumes, low costs – and year after year earns top 5-star ratings.

For a fourth consecutive year, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital has received HealthGrades® Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award, placing it among the top 5% nationwide for the weight-loss procedure.

Top care for trauma injury

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. 


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Accident sends biker to higher level of care

When mountain biker Michael Turner came into the Valley's only Level 1 trauma center at Community Regional Medical Center, physicians knew this was going to be a special case. Turner had a tree branch impaled through his neck — pressing on his carotid artery — that penetrated all the way into his skull. See how two ear, nose and throat surgeons used a military model to give Turner the best outcome from his injury.

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Fresno Heart & Surgical among top two hospitals statewide for patient experience

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital is one of two hospitals in California to receive HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award for five consecutive years at the top 5% level.

Study shows gastric bypass surgery reduces medication cost

Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital bariatric surgeon Saber Ghiassi led a study through Stanford University that found morbidly obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were able to significantly reduce their medications for hypertension and diabetes at a year after surgery – which led to a big drop in health care costs. Forty-year-old Paul Ferguson of Fresno’s story serves as an example of real results. He lost more than 200 pounds through gastric bypass surgery more than a year ago, and no longer needs his medications for diabetes and hypertension. 

Community Regional nationally recognized for hip and knee replacement surgery

Community Regional Medical Center has been selected by Blue Shield of California to be the Central Valley’s Preferred Center for CalPERS HMO plan members who need non-emergent knee or hip replacement surgery. To be designated by Blue Shield as a Preferred Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, a facility and surgeon must  also provide high-quality care cost-effectively. Community Regional was the only Central Valley hospital selected in its service area.