Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center
At St. Vincent’s Medical Center, we offer you a comprehensive spectrum of advanced surgical specialties in a compassionate medical setting. Our surgeons are dedicated to selfless service to hospital and to community. Our state-of-the-art surgical centers and facilities provide you the best care and the latest in technology applied to numerous surgical specialties and sub-specialties.
Our board-certified surgeons offer you ambulatory and inpatient surgery care. We perform more than 5,500 surgical cases a year in our operating rooms suites. Additionally, we perform over 4,500 cases in our Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Our leadership, teamwork, mission and vision result in the best outcomes for our surgical patients.
Chairperson of Surgical Services Anthy Demestihas, MD, ensures that our medical staff remains focused on providing outstanding service through innovative surgical treatments and technology. Her leadership recognizes the value of our team of skilled professionals that keeps St. Vincent’s on the leading edge of surgical intervention.
Brooke Karlsen, MSN, RN, VP of Surgical Services, joined St. Vincent’s in 2004 as director of surgical services. She has had administrative responsibility for numerous areas of our health system. She played an integral role in the design and creation of the Robotic Surgery Program and the Hybrid OR and TAVR program.
Our surgeons and specialists, anesthesiologists, operating room and recovery nurses, and other medical and support staff, work individually and collectively in a multidisciplinary setting to provide you with the best surgical care.
Minimally Invasive surgery
The da Vinci Xi System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. As with all robotic systems, the surgeon is 100% in control, which translates his/her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The Xi System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.
Surgeons and Specialties