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August 6, 2020
Saratoga Hospital Is Northeastern New York’s First Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Drs. Siobhan Hayden and Anouk Lambers are named Surgeons of Excellence
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., August 6, 2020—Saratoga Hospital has been accredited as a Center of Excellence for minimally invasive gynecology—the first facility in Northeastern New York to earn this distinction.
In addition, Drs. Siobhan Hayden and Anouk Lambers, of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – OB/GYN, are the first physicians in Northeastern New York to be accredited as Surgeons of Excellence in minimally invasive gynecology.
The accreditations were awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation, a nonprofit patient safety organization that recognizes facilities and surgeons for providing superior patient care.]
Hayden and Lambers have more than a decade of experience performing minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopy and operative hysteroscopy. Both are highly skilled in using the da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform procedures to remove the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, and uterine fibroids.
“With these designations for excellence, Saratoga Hospital is once again demonstrating our leadership in robotic and other minimally invasive surgeries—and our commitment to bringing the benefits of this technology to our community,” said Dr. Seth Capello, director of robotic surgery at Saratoga Hospital.
Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly preferred because they require smaller incisions and typically result in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times, reduced pain and fewer complications. Most patients who undergo a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure return home the same day.
Saratoga Hospital offers robotic surgery for urologic, gynecologic, thoracic and general surgery procedures. Last year, the hospital invested $2 million to increase access to the most advanced robotic surgery technology. Two of the 10 operating suites in the hospital’s high-tech surgical pavilion are dedicated for robotic surgery.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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