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PRMC Performs 1000th Robotic Surgery

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 SALISBURY, Md.- Peninsula Regional Medical Center reached a significant milestone in June.  With the help of Dr. Mark Shimko, the Medical Director of PRMC's Peninsula Institute for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, the hospital's da Vinci Surgical Robot performed its 1,000th surgery.  

According to a hospital spokesperson, the patient, 76-year-old Shelva Welsh, noticed a problem earlier this summer.  

"My doctor ordered some tests, showed me the results and referred me to Dr. Mark Shimko at Peninsula Urology Associates in Salisbury," said Welsh. "It turned out to be a partially blocked kidney."

PRMC says on June 26th, Dr. Shimko removed the blockage in her kidney.

"It's patients like Ms. Welsh who support and trust our surgeons and our surgical teams who have made our robotics program so successful," said Dr. Shimko. "Without them and our surgeons and their teams it would never have been possible to build our Institute and develop it into a world class program."

Welsh told the hospital the experience and recovery was everything she expected.

"I had no qualms about robotic surgery because I spoke with my GYN, learned from Dr. Shimko about benefits like less pain and a getting better faster, and everyone I talked to said they thought it was amazing," she shared. "It was a pretty easy recovery, and I felt a whole lot more comfortable knowing they had all that experience using it."



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