This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
www.SanTanSun.com


MGMC debuts rare robot for spinal surgery


A new surgery-performing robot


at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is designed to help return patients to active lifestyles sooner than ever. The SpineAssist surgical robot at MGMC is one of only seven in the country, and the only one in Arizona. MGMC officials say SpineAssist is the first robotic surgical device designed specifically to operate on the spine, providing more accuracy and less invasive surgeries. Dr. Terrence Crowder, the only


physician in Arizona trained to perform surgeries using Mercy Gilbert’s SpineAssist, reports great success. “The accuracy rate of surgeries using the SpineAssist is 98 percent, as opposed to traditional surgical methods,” Crowder says, quoting statistics reported Dec. 28, 2010 by FastCompany.com. “It’s all about the precision in this robot. If you were having surgery on your spine, wouldn’t you want the most accurate surgery possible?” Before entering the operating room,


surgeons are able to use what the robot’s manufacturer, Mazor Robotics, has called a “flight simulator.” Using it maps out the patient’s spinal anatomy,


enabling the robot to more accurately place screws and incisions. During surgery, SpineAssist guides the surgeon, who performs the procedure manually with the aid of a robotic arm. According to a MGMC, “the


system has been scientifically proven to increase the accuracy of spinal implants and significantly lower rates of misplaced screws and neurological deficits. For patients, this translates to fewer complications and revisions; and the minimally invasive technique contributes to faster recovery, with less pain and scarring.” In addition, use of the robot in surgery


results in less radiation exposure for the patient, surgeon and operating room team. Mazor Robotics reports the use of the


robots reduced patients’ hospital stay by a third and resulted in a 70% reduction in misplaced spinal implants. The device is primarily used to attach implants to the spine, as in spinal fusions to correct scoliosis.


MGMC is located at the intersection


of Val Vista Drive and Loop 202, south of Pecos Road and east of Val Vista Drive. For more information, visit www. MercyGilbert.org or call 480-728-8000.


Business


changes during construction Honored for more patient satisfaction


Entrances to Chandler Regional Medical Center’s main and emergency- department entrances will be temporarily relocated through October 2014 to complete the expansion of Tower C. The Frye Road entrance to the


hospital, 1955 W. Frye Road, which is closest to Pennington Road, will be closed. Instead, patients, visitors and emergency-medical vehicles will only have access at certain locations like off of Pennington, Fairview or at Dobson and Elgin roads. “We understand that this is a big


change,” says Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. “When complete, Tower C will benefit the community as we expand our facilities and continue to provide exceptional care and services.” Construction began on the $125 million expansion last December. The new tower will add 96 in-patient beds, bringing CRMC’s total bed count to 339. The project will also add six operating suites and expand the emergency department. It will include a new chapel,


dining area, second helipad and 275 new parking spaces. Nearly 200 jobs will result from this project.


Satisfied patients


Chandler Regional Medical Center is the Outcomes Achievement winner in Patient Satisfaction for 2012 as part of an awards program sponsored by the GetWellNetwork. CRMC uses GetWellNetwork to


entertain, educate and improve communication with patients throughout their hospital stay by using the bedside television, realizing a 24% increase in patient satisfaction from staff responsiveness and a 12.8% increase based on medication teaching. The network prompts patients to


answer questions about their course of treatment to gauge comprehension and updates their medical records accordingly. Patients also have access to TV programs, movies and Internet, and may communicate with staff about pain management or ask questions about their treatment. For more information, visit www.ChandlerRegional.org.


Access to CRMC


June 2 - 15, 2012


19


REAL ESTATE INVESTORS


What Type of Investor Are You? Buy & Hold Fix & Flip


Lend Money


If you haven’t heard, Arizona Real Estate is booming for Investors!


Concerned with the uncertainty of your stock portfolio?


Check out the ROI our Investor received: 11826 N 38th, Phoenix (Sold in 11 Days) Paid .........................................................$128,900 Rehab Costs, Fees & Commissions ..........$37,000 Sales Price...............................................$214,000


Approx Profit $48,100


Learn how to create a self-directed IRA to invest in real estate.


Call about our Upcoming Investor Workshops 602-695-3222 www.PrimeRealtyAZ.com


CERTIFIED DISTRESSED PROPERTY EXPERT


SHORT SALE PROPERTY EXPERT


CERTIFIED


*Not all properties qualify. View IRS Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to see if your home qualifies. http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article. If you are currently working with a real estate Broker, please disregard this advertisement. This product or service has not been approved by any government agency and this offer is not being made by an agency of the government. Prime 220 Realty is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with your current lender. Prime 220 Realty is not providing tax advice or legal advice, if you need tax advice or legal advice please consult with a CPA or licensed attorney. This is not a commitment to lend. Restrictions apply and terms are subject to change without notice. Not all applicants will qualify. There are risks when investing in real estate. Results are not guaranteed.


ATTENTION: HOMEOWNERS The Mortgage Debt Relief Act


is going to expire December 31, 2012... less than 210 Days!


Short Sales take time... CALL NOW for your no cost consultation DON’T WAIT!


How much will I owe? What is my tax risk if I wait? Example*: If you owe $300,000 and the Property sells for $200,000...


Short Sale or Foreclosure


Before December 31, 2012 $100,000 difference in reported income


Is NOT taxable in most cases. $100,000 at 0% = $0 in additional


taxes owed to the IRS*


Short Sale or Foreclosure After December 31, 2012


$100,000 difference in reported Income IS taxable in most cases.


$100,000 at 35% tax bracket = $35,000 in additional taxes owed to the IRS*


“By completing a short sale we avoided foreclosure and got $23,000 from the HAFA and Chase Mtg. incentive program. Thanks Prime 220 Realty.” —Ron P. Chandler, AZ


Call about our Upcoming Short Sale Workshops Remember to always work with a “Certified Expert” in Short Sales.


602-695-3222


Visit our website to find out how much your house is worth: www.ShortSaleorStay.net


Steve Hueter, CDPE, CSSPE Designated Broker, BR552551000


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80