Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
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Happy Doctors' Day from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center!

Today we celebrate Doctors’ Day, a day we thank and recognize our dedicated physicians for the care and expertise they provide to our patients each and every day.

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About the daVinci® Surgical System

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With the development and introduction of the daVinci® robotic surgical system, many procedures that were once performed through more invasive methods can now be performed through incisions only centimeters wide. If you or a loved one is considering this state-of-the-art surgical alternative to open surgery or conventional laparoscopy, you may be curious about the benefits and advantages of robot-assisted surgery.

Shortened recovery times
To perform the surgery through the tiniest possible incisions, the hand of a skilled surgeon must accurately guide the robotic arms to perform the necessary actions. With the help of cutting-edge camera and monitoring systems, the surgeon can visualize the internal organs in three dimensions and magnify the view if necessary. This advanced, close-up view, in combination with the arms’ ability to translate larger hand motions into much smaller movements, allows for unmatched precision in the execution of intricate surgical procedures. This precision means the patient experiences a much shorter recovery time and a significantly quicker return to normal daily activities. 

Reduced discomfort
Along with a reduced recovery time, the minimally invasive approach of robot-assisted surgery inflicts much less damage to the tissues. Because the incisions are smaller and the surgery more precise, the procedure generally avoids the tissue damage that was more commonly associated with open surgical procedures. This reduced tissue damage results in less blood loss during surgery and less pain after the procedure. This also typically reduces a patient’s need for pain medications.

The surgery center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center utilizes daVinci® surgical technology to provide the Thousand Oaks community with better clinical outcomes and shorter recovery times. If you would like to find out more about the advantages of minimally invasive surgical procedures and how they may benefit you, contact the medical professionals at Los Robles Hospital by calling (805) 497-2727 today. 


The Complete Guide to Carb Counting

Many people with diabetes have difficulty counting the amount of carbohydrates in each of their meals. With some simple guidance and measuring tools, however, it can be easy to count carbs and enjoy more healthy portions of food.

In this video, you can learn about counting carbohydrates from a nationally recognized dietitian and certified diabetes educator. Counting carbs can help you to better control your blood glucose levels and manage your diabetes more successfully.

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to the continued health of our community. If you have any further questions about successfully managing your diabetes, contact Los Robles Hospital’s 24-7 Consult-A-Nurse health line at (805) 497-2727.


Looking For More Information? Visit These Helpful Sites!

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Knowing and recognizing symptoms early may help you to receive more effective medical treatment for a variety of conditions. Find out more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of anaphylaxis and the other subjects covered in our recent blogs by looking through the resources below:

  • You can read through facts and statistics regarding cardiovascular disease by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
  • Did you know that maintaining good dental hygiene can help to prevent heart disease? This article from WebMD.com explains the connection.
  • The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology provides an overview of what causes allergies and the symptoms of allergy attacks.
  • This health guide from The New York Times outlines the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anaphylaxis.
  • Visit The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network website to read more about food allergies and how they can be treated.
  • This article from FamilyDoctor.org answers many frequently asked questions regarding the types and causes of cardiac arrhythmias.
  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute also provides more information about arrhythmias and includes a basic description of the heart’s electrical system.
  • PubMed Health goes into more depth about the causes, incidence, and risk factors of trigeminal neuralgia in this article.
  • The trigeminal nerve is the fifth cranial nerve—read more about the cranial nerves on the Yale University School of Medicine website.
  • You can learn some strategies to help manage anxiety from this article found on the Anxiety Disorders Association of America website.

Still have questions? Let Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center help—call us at (805) 497-2727.


Anxiety and Depression

It is completely normal to feel sad, scared, or anxious when confronted with difficult and stressful situations. Some people, however, experience these feelings frequently or even daily for no obvious reason, making it extremely difficult for them to function normally. When a person’s negative emotions interfere with their daily activities for a long period of time, they may be suffering from depression. In this video, you can learn more about the anxiety and depression that can follow a serious cardiac event.

If you are dealing with anxiety or depression, do not hesitate to seek help from the compassionate healthcare team of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Find an experienced physician today by calling (805) 497-2727.


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