Dr. Lolley Sweet Tea Society speaker in April

Join us for the next Sweet Tea Society event on Thursday, April 3 at 5:45 p.m. SWEETTEAPromoLolley310x153 at The Depot Off Main, as orthopedic surgeon R. Dean Lolley, MD, discusses the latest techniques in hip replacement. Direct Anterior Hip Replacement means quicker recovery time for active adults.
Social hour is after the program and will include a the popular game — Operation. How steady are your hands? Whoever can remove the most bones will win their own Operation game and a $100 gift certificate to the Women’s Center Boutique.

Refreshments that promote bone health and peach flavored tea will be served.

Call the SAMC Public Relations office at 334-793-8107 to register for this free program.

The Core of Paragon

The Paragon Core Team of staff and physicians has been meeting for 13 months to 4142ParagonCoreTeamMeeting310x153 implement changes required for the integrated financial and clinical hospital information system. The 45-member team is instrumental in preparations, building and troubleshooting for this new system. The group continues planning for the Monday, March 31 Go-Live date.

Dr. Quintos performs region's first Robotic Thoracoscopy

On March 4, Elias Quintos, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, made SAMC surgical 2870QuintosdaVinci310x153 history when he performed the region’s first robotically assisted thoracoscopy. The operation was to remove a lung wedge and explore a patient’s chest cavity for other disease.

“The whole operation from start to finish was like a superb, well performed concert,” Dr. Quintos said. “Our team not only has an innate aptitude for this kind of surgery but also the contagious enthusiasm to make the program succeed.”

Surgery Director Chris Holland, RN, says the new procedure has great implications for patients at SAMC. “It will allow us a better way to surgically treat patients who are diagnosed with lung problems. Using the surgical robot means that a long incision is replaced by a few very small incisions. We also expect recovery times to decrease.”

Holland added that patients will no longer need to drive to Birmingham or Atlanta to receive this kind of treatment.