More than 180 women attended Tuesday’s Women’s Connection luncheon at Abode Venue, where we had the opportunity to try operating one of Via Christi’s da Vinci Robotic Surgery Systems and hearing board-certified OB-Gyn Matthew Voth, MD, explain the minimally invasive gynecological procedures done with the system.
Malaura Epperson came to the event “to educate myself” and was surprised by a few facts in the demonstration. “It sounds like it’s a more efficient extension of the surgeon,” Epperson said. Her friend, Pat Richmond, said she had “heard wonderful things” about robotics and wanted to get some of her questions answered.
Dr. Voth’s presentation was very thorough to Sarah McNay, mixing technology and relating back to what he would tell his own wife. “I’m in my mid-30s and in 10 years or so I may be facing some of these same issues,” McNay said. “I was glad to know it is not as invasive and can be very beneficial.”
Her mother, Athalene McNay, also found the time very good and informative. “I listened very closely,” she said, and when he talked about hormone replacement therapy it triggered a question or two about her own health. “I’m over 60 and in good health, but I was on HRT for several years and then went off. Now I’m thinking maybe I should go back to my doctor and see what he says about it now.”
Athalene also appreciated Dr. Voth saying the uterus was created for making babies. “I appreciated him using that term, created,” she said.
“Sometimes it’s good to be reminded we’re more than just the mechanical side.”
You can see Dr. Voth’s PowerPoint presentation below.
We’d love to have you join us for next month’s luncheon on stroke, May 8 at Eberly Farm in Wichita.