Holy Cross Hospital Offers Robotically-Aided, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies
Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is now offering the da Vinci Single-Site hysterectomy procedure without the use of a power morecellator during the procedure to offer a minimally invasive surgical option for benign hysterectomies.
Moises Lichtinger, MD, former Chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Holy Cross, performs the procedures. "Many women who have non-cancerous conditions requiring a hysterectomy, such as fibroids, endometriosis and uterine prolapse, can potentially benefit from this single-site surgery that offers lower blood loss, shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times," said Lichtinger.
The procedure allows the surgeon to perform the hysterectomy through a single incision in the belly button, leaving the scar almost unnoticeable.
Mount Sinai boosts revenue in 2014, prepares expansion
Brian Bandell | SFBJ
Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach) reported greater revenue in the fourth quarter and throughout 2014, although profits took a dip.
The nonprofit hospital earned $6.7 million on revenue of $135.6 million in the fourth quarter. That's compared to earnings of $13.4 million on revenue of $129.4 million in the same period a year ago.
UM researchers awarded $1.6M to fight childhood obesity
Nina Lincoff | SFBJ
Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant for their childhood obesity prevention programming, the university announced Tuesday.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be paid out over three years.