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Banner Desert earns recognition as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Date:10/10/2014

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Desert Medical Center is pleased to announce it has earned recognition as an American Association of Gynecologic Laproscopists (AAGL) Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)™ by AAGL and the Surgical Review Corporation. In addition, four obstetricians/gynecologists on staff at Banner Desert were named as COEMIG designees. Those physicians are: Lori Carrillo, MD; Robert Grayson, MD; Ryan Stratford, MD; and Richard Wilson, MD. Banner Desert Medical Center joins three other hospitals in Arizona to receive the COEMIG designation.

Minimally invasive surgery involves surgeons making small incisions and using specialty-designed tools and small cameras to help them operate on a patient. This can result in less scarring, less blood loss and quicker recovery times.

"The COEMIG program recognizes our continued strong commitment to providing high-quality, minimally invasive care to our surgical patients at Banner Desert Medical Center," said Dr. Wilson who is also director of the minimally invasive gynecology program at the hospital. "As we continue to offer excellence in minimally invasive gynecological alternatives, patients will benefit with improved outcomes and fewer complications."

According to AAGL, in order for hospitals like Banner Desert Medical Center to earn the COEMIG designation, they were assessed on all aspects of its minimally invasive gynecology program including surgical outcomes, processes and procedures. Extensive reviews were also conducted on the hospital's surgical areas and nursing care. Physicians underwent strict evaluations to make sure they met the criteria and experience set forth by the AAGL.

Banner Desert offers women minimally invasive alternatives to many gynecologic surgeries, such as hysterectomies, endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction, oncology and others. Performed on an outpatient basis, the approach allows a patient to return home within 24 hours. In addition, Banner Desert also offers robotic surgery for gynecological surgery procedures including hysterectomy, uterine fibroid removal, cancer care and vaginal prolapse surgery and robotic surgery for urologic surgery procedures such as bladder or prostate surgery.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 25 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, a nursing registry, family clinics, home care, hospice services, outpatient surgery centers, and an array of outpatient rehabilitative services. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.

The AAGL vision is to serve women by advancing the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that provide less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions through integration of clinical practice, research innovation, and dialogue. Founded in 1971, the organization has educated the world's finest surgeons while improving the lives of women everywhere. This global commitment to women's health care is embodied in their continuing medical education of physicians and professionals to further promote the well-documented high standards of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. For more information about the AAGL, visit www.aagl.org.

Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) is an independent, nonprofit organization governed by industry stakeholders and dedicated to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Initially focused on bariatric and metabolic surgery, SRC has emerged as a leading administrator of center of excellence programs for surgical specialties. The organization manages programs on behalf of top medical societies around the world, setting a global standard for excellence. To support center of excellence program compliance and quality improvement in patient care, SRC developed BOLD, a longitudinal outcomes database. BOLD is now the world's largest repository of clinical patient data for the bariatric surgery specialty. For more information, visit www.surgicalreview.org.

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