Dr. Hayder Al-Azzawi Completes 1000th Robotic Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Oct 11, 2021

West Palm Beach, Fla.- Colorectal surgeon, Dr. Hayder Al-Azzawi, hits a major milestone by completing his 1000th robotic surgery case at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Dr. Al-Azzawi performs robotic-assisted colorectal procedures at Good Sam, using the da Vinci XI Surgical System by Intuitive. In addition, Dr. Al-Azzawi performs robotic-assisted colorectal procedures at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

“I am honored to be able to perform these robotic surgeries in our community which most importantly helps the patients I treat to some of the very best care right here in Palm Beach County,” said Dr. Al-Azzawi. “Because of the efficiency and quality of robotic surgery, it allows patients to recover quicker, with less scaring and better outcomes than ever before.”

The da Vinci allows doctors high imaging views in 3D, which is magnified more than 10 times to what the human eye can see. The robot also allows the doctors to use instruments giving the surgeon a far greater range of motion with smoother precision and accuracy for the patient.

“We want to congratulate Dr. Al-Azzawi on this fine achievement. It is very rewarding to see robotic technology continue to help our patients get the best surgical care possible and close to home,” said Sheri Montgomery, chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We continue to deliver some of the best quality care here at Good Samaritan Medical Center and have been doing so for over 100 years.”

Dr. Al-Azzawi performs numerous colorectal surgery procedures robotically with the da Vinci XI Surgical System including:

  • Partial Colectomy for Complicated Diverticulitis
  • Partial Colectomy for Colon Cancer
  • Partial Colectomy for Crohn’s Disease
  • Hernia Repair (Groin, Parastomal, Incisional, Umbilical)
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Proctectomy (LAR, APR) for Rectal Cancer, IBD, Anal Cancer
  • Rectopexy (Rectal Prolapse)

With over 20 specially trained surgeons in a variety of specialties, the Robotic Surgical Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center offers some of the latest advancements in minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures to our community. For more information about our robotic services call 866-306-2225 or go to www.goodsamaritanmc.com. Dr. Hayder Al-Azzawi’s offices with Palm Beach Health Network Physician Group are located in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, for more information call 561-835-3396 or visit: www.DrHayderAlAzzawi.com.

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