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Kentucky’s first single port incision gallbladder surgeries using the Da Vinci Si surgical system were successfully performed today at King's Daughters Medical Center. General surgeon Eric Smith, D.O., performed the cholecystectomy, or gallbladder surgery. The Da Vinci Si surgical system is an innovative surgical robot, which allows surgeons to use precision and delicate maneuvers for virtually scarless, single incision gallbladder surgery.

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09
ASHLAND, Ky. – Although colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, there is a surprising lack of knowledge about the disease.
The public will have the opportunity to learn more about colorectal cancer from three King’s Daughters Medical Center experts during a special Question and Answer Session beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Health Education Center Auditorium, Lexington Avenue Parking Garage.

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09

ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center is offering a free joint pain screening beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Outpatient Services Building, 408 23rd St., Ashland. Evaluations will be performed by KDMC physical therapists. KDMC orthopedic surgeon Laura Reese, D.O., and sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D., will discuss results and make recommendations.

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09

ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Wheelersburg is now assisting local employers in keeping their employees safe, healthy and on the job by offering Occupational Medicine services to the Wheelersburg area. The Occupational Medicine program helps employers control employee health costs by providing a central source of case management, helping ensure employees return to work as soon as possible. Employers also receive a summary of treatment recommendations in a timely manner.

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