Wed. Oct 4th, 2023
    CAMC Reaccredited as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

    The Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) has achieved reaccreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation sets CAMC apart from other surgical facilities by guaranteeing the highest quality of care for patients, as determined by an independent evaluation process.

    To obtain this accreditation, CAMC had to undergo an extensive and intensive evaluation process. The achievement required dedicated teamwork from clinical team members, administration, and leadership. The Surgical Review Corporation is proud to recognize CAMC’s accredited providers and the entire team that supports them.

    One of the main benefits of using robotic surgery is improving patient outcomes. Dr. Samuel Deem, the Director of Robotic Surgery at CAMC, explains that using robots during procedures benefits both patients and surgeons. CAMC has expanded its program, now offering robotic surgeries in urology, gynecology, general surgery, cardiac procedures, and thoracic procedures. With their outstanding team of medical professionals, CAMC is dedicated to advancing their capabilities and continuously improving patient outcomes.

    CAMC introduced their first multispecialty robotic surgery program in West Virginia in 2007. They currently have five robots assisting surgeons at various CAMC facilities. Since 2007, CAMC has performed over 8,500 robotic procedures, with more than 700 procedures being conducted each year.

    CAMC offers a wide range of procedures across multiple specialties, including oncologic procedures such as colon resection, esophageal cancer, lung cancers, mediastinal masses, prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers. They also provide gynecological procedures like hysterectomy, oopherectomy, and lymph node removal for gynecological cancers.

    In 2012, CAMC added a robot model with a teaching console to enhance their practice. This dual console allows the attending surgeon to maintain control of the procedure while providing direction and training to resident physicians.

    Furthermore, CAMC achieved another significant milestone in October 2019 when surgeons began utilizing the da Vinci robot at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital. Currently, more than 400 robotic procedures are performed annually at this facility.

    CAMC’s reaccreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery reaffirms their commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients. Their dedication to advancements in robotic surgical techniques and rigorous quality standards make CAMC a leading institution in this field.

    – Surgical Review Corporation (SRC)