Kansas Medical Center in Andover, Kansas has been serving the Wichita area since 2006, and has grown to also become a destination for patients seeking orthopedic care. Kansas Medical Center offers comprehensive care in all areas of orthopedics, including
"When you go to the robot, there's no feel," said Badr Idbeis, a cardiothoracic surgeon and CEO of Kansas Medical Center.
"It's all visual, visual-tactile.
Idbeis, for instance, said his training involved learning from surgeons using da Vinci at the Cleveland Clinic and in Greenville, N.C. Since installing the da Vinci at Kansas Medical Center, Idbeis estimates they have done more than 30 surgeries with the robot, including heart surgeries he has performed.
He said the system is also used at his hospital for urologic surgeries.
But Idbeis and other hospital officials said they are convinced that in some instances it has become a standard of care and an expectation of patients.
Idbeis said a clear example of that is the heart surgeries he's performed.
With the da Vinci, he doesn't have to "crack the chest" of a patient getting a heart bypass, for instance.
"Cracking the breast bone is what delays the recovery," he said, adding that recovery for patients who have had their chest cracked can take four to six weeks versus patients whose heart surgery was performed with the da Vinci.
"I tell my patients they can go back to work anytime they want to within one to two weeks of surgery," he said.
Idbeis added that not all patients are candidates for heart surgery using the da Vinci.
For instance, if a patient needs both a bypass and a mitral valve repair, then traditional, or "open" surgery is required.
Just as the number of robots has increased, so, too, will the procedures.
Idbeis said pulmonary, or lung, surgery using the da Vinci may be the next service offered at Kansas Medical Center.
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Patient care is a central theme of our organization," said Dr. Badr Idbeis, CEO of Kansas Medical Center, "and we constantly strive to provide our patients with care that goes well beyond what they expect."
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We strive to give our patients an experience that is second-to-none as evidenced by our 4 to 1 nurse to patient ratio, all private inpatient rooms, and state-of-the-art technology" Badr Idbeis, M.D., KMC's CEO stated.
Badr Idbeis, MD, FACSPresident and Chief Executive Officer,Chairman of the Board,Cardiovascular Hospitals of America, LLC
Dr. Badr Idbeis received his M.D. degree from Damascus University.He completed his post-graduate training in General Surgery at the Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York and the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
He then completed his cardio-thoracic training at the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.
He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgery, The International College of Surgeons, and the American College of Cardiology among others.Dr. Idbeis has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and as both a member and as chairman of many other committees in the largest hospital in Wichita, Kansas.Dr. Idbeis has also served as a director on several boards including the Medical Society of Sedgwick County and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita.In 1999, Dr. Idbeis co-founded the Kansas Heart Hospital that owns and operates a 52 bed full service Cardio-Vascular specialty hospital in Wichita, Kansas and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Department of Surgery of the hospital since its formation and until 2003 when he devoted his full attention to the operations of the Cardiovascular Hospitals of America, LLC.He also developed the Kansas Spine Hospital which opened for operations in December 2003.
Dr. Idbeis has been a tireless advocate of high quality patient health care by empowering physicians through governance, leadership and co-ownership of specialty hospitals.Dr. Idbeis developed and has full knowledge of the intellectual property of the Specialty Hospital and has practical hands-on experience required to effectively develop new general and specialty hospitals.
Dr. Idbeis and his wife Brigitte live in Wichita, Kansas, they have two sons.
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