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Minimally-Invasive Robotic Hysterectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System

Learn about the advantages of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System from Richard Kishiue, M.D., Genesis Health Group, and watch Dr. Kishiue in action as he uses the da Vinci at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, to perform the most precise, minimally-invasive hysterectomy available today. The da Vinci system is one of the latest technologies of Genesis SmartCare, the array of minimally invasive and noninvasive procedures that get patients back to their normal activity level sooner.

 Dr. Richard Kishiue Discusses a da Vinci hysterecomy surgery.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAP-BAND®)

LAP-BAND® is one of the least invasive approaches to obesity because neither the stomach nor the intestine is cut. The LAP-BAND® System involves the laparoscopic placement of a hollow silastic band around the upper part of the stomach, dividing the stomach into two pouches. Matt Christophersen, M.D., FACS, medical director of the Genesis Center for Bariatric Surgery, shows you what happens during this minimally-invasive procedure, one of three surgical weight-loss options offered at Genesis.


 Dr. Matt Christophersen

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Learn more about this common SmartCare surgery at Genesis from surgeon K. John Hartman, M.D. In this video program, Dr. Hartman explains the function of the gallbladder and common symptoms of disorders that require its removal, like gallstones. You'll also see portions of a surgery performed by Dr. Hartman  and  find out about the advantages of this minimally-invasive surgery over the "open" method.  

K. John Hartman, M.D. 

Vascular Access for Kidney Dialysis Patients

To patients undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease, unimpeded blood circulation is everything. When an artery or vein carrying blood to or from a patient's dialysis access site narrows or develops a blockage, the limited blood flow makes hemodialysis more difficult and less effective. Dr. George Kontos, Jr., a thoracic, vascular and general surgeon with Genesis Health Group, Surgical Associates, uses a minimally invasive treatment to maintain or restore blood flow, and give dialysis patients a new outlook on life. Watch the procedure, an angioplasty with vascular stenting.

George Kontos, Jr., M.D. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Be part of the O.R. action. View a webcast of a sleeve gastrectomy weight-loss procedure, the latest bariatric surgery option offered at Genesis.

View of webcast of this surgery.

Dr. Matt Christophersen performs a sleeve gastrectomy.

Total Hip Replacement

As the population ages, more and more hip replacement surgeries are being done to treat diseases of the hip joint. The procedure has fewer complications when surgeons, nurses and physical therapists, like those at Genesis Hospitals in Davenport and Silvis, are experienced in caring for joint replacement patients. Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Associates, P.C., answers common questions about hip replacement surgery.

View a webcast of this surgery.

Joseph Martin, M.D.

Convenient Care Clinics

Genesis Convenient Care clinics are faster, more affordable and the preferred alternative to an Emergency Room visit for less serious illnesses or injuries. Medical Director Dr. Randel Cardott discusses the advantages of Convenient Care, what medical problems are best treated at the clinics and the services offered. Now, you can view the wait times at our three Convenient Care Clinics.

Dr. Randel Cardott

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy plays an important role in breast cancer treatment by helping the doctor determine the extent to which the disease is spreading within the body, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Genesis, through its Center for Breast Health, was one of the first hospitals in the country to participate in a study of the effectiveness of the procedure, which now is an accepted standard of care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The advantages of this procedure are discussed by David Aanestad, M.D., Davenport Surgical Group, P.C., and Clinical Medical Director of the Center for Breast Health.

Dr. David Aanestad

Digital Mammography

Women now have access to the latest screening tool for the early detection of breast cancer as Genesis Health System and Radiology Group Imaging Center LLC, are the first in the Quad Cities to introduce digital mammography. Find out from the Radiology Group's Dr. Robert Hartung how digital mammography will expand our ability to protect the breast health of women in the Quad Cities and to detect breast cancer earlier in more women.

Dr. Robert Hartung

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is, according to the National Institutes of Health and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the most popular weight loss surgery in the United States. The first laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in the Quad Cities was performed by Dr. Matt Christophersen at Genesis in November 2004, and Genesis remains the only hospital in the Quad Cities where the procedure is done.  Dr. Christophersen talks about the patient benefits of this minimally invasive procedure.

Dr. Matt Christophersen

Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Aortic Endograft

Treating a life-threatening thoracic aortic aneurysm no longer requires opening the chest, removing the diseased section of the aorta and sewing a synthetic graft in its place. Cardiothoracic surgeon Richard Sadler, M.D., Chest & Vascular Surgery, P.C., uses a new treatment option that is less invasive, to place an endovascular graft inside the diseased aorta. Hear him discuss this new treatment option.

Dr. Richard Sadler


The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Robert Anderson, M.D., Genesis Health Group, talks more about influenza, it’s symptoms, who should get a flu shot and why. View more information about influenza.

Dr. Robert Anderson

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