In the spirit of what’s to come, let me first try this in 140 characters:
PVHS celebrates 2,000 robotic surgeries by tweeting hysterectomy, prostatectomy from PVH and MCR next week. http://ow.ly/3A2wc #Robo2K
And with six characters to spare so you can retweet it. Now the blog version…
Poudre Valley Health System has reached a major robotic-assisted surgery milestone for our program, our community and our state, and we’re going to celebrate by giving the public a chance to watch two robotic surgeries unfold on Twitter. The first surgery, a hysterectomy at Poudre Valley Hospital, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. I’ll also take questions about health care during a live web chat from 1-1:30 p.m. You can submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter, or you can ask questions during the chat at http://www.pvhs.org/Robo2K.
The second surgery, a prostatectomy at Medical Center of the Rockies, will begin at noon on Thursday, Jan. 13.
Nearly 7 years ago PVHS was among the first in the state to launch a robotic-assisted surgery program. Since then we’ve done 2,000 such surgeries — about 1,000 more robotic-assisted surgeries than any other program in Colorado. That means our program is by far the most experienced in the state.
We encourage patients who are considering robotic surgery to ask about a program’s expertise and, more specifically, the number of robotic-assisted surgeries performed. We also recommend that people come to PVHS for robotic surgery because of the experience of our surgeons.
PVHS has made a concerted effort to reach the community wherever they are, including online. This blog is one example, as are our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr channels. The robotic surgery Twittercasts will be the first such broadcasts in Colorado.
Hope to see you there,