‘Advancements in General Surgery’ topic of May 31st RiverView Health Luncheon


You may have heard that RiverView Health recently welcomed two new general surgeons to its staff – Dr. Brett Vibeto and Dr. Lorant Divald. Among their many talents, both surgeons are skilled at minimally invasive surgery. Attend RiverView’s May 31st Health Luncheon to meet Dr. Vibeto and learn more about the latest surgical procedures in his presentation “Advancements in General Surgery’’.

Non-robotic minimally invasive surgery is also known as endoscopic surgery. You also may be familiar with terms like laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, or “keyhole” surgery. These are minimally invasive procedures that utilize an endoscope to reach internal organs through very small incisions.

During endoscopic surgery the surgeon inserts a thin, flexible tube with a video camera through a small incision or a natural orifice like the mouth or nostrils. The tube has a channel to utilize tiny surgical instruments, which the surgeon uses while viewing the organs on a computer monitor.

This technique allows the surgeon to see inside the patient’s body and operate through a much smaller incision than would otherwise be required of traditional open surgery.

The benefits of endoscopic surgical procedures can include:
     •  Small incisions, few incisions, or no incision
     •  Less pain
     •  Low risk of infection
     •  Short hospital stay
     •  Quick recovery time
     •  Less scarring
     •  Reduced blood loss

If you or someone you love has a surgical procedure in the future, attend the Wednesday luncheon to learn more about available options.

Luncheon Details

The luncheon will be held in Meeting Room #1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, beginning at noon. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the building and across from the elevators on first floor.

The luncheon series is in its 19th year of sponsorship by RiverView Health. All men and women interested in improving their health are invited to attend. Each luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.

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