Tyler doctor makes East Texas surgical history
POSTED: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:26am
Tyler , TX (KETK) — How would you like to wake up from surgery with no scars? One Tyler doctor is making it happen here in East Texas. His name is Dr. Daren P. Yeager, and he is an OB/GYN with Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. "We're glad we're able to bring it to East Texas and we're sure that others will follow in our footsteps," said Yeager.
Only July 22, 2014 he was the first doctor bewtween Tyler and the Metroplex to perform a single-site robotic procedure for women's health. "Its exciting to be able to come back and be the first person in Tyler to offer that technology to patients," said Yeager. He told KETK the FDA approved this type of procedure for women's health last summer.
If you're wondering what a single-site robotic surgery is, he said, "we can perform a complex gynecologic surgery with a single incision at the belly button, its about 2 centimeters in size, and once it heals up its not visible to the eye." Yeager described the surgery as a breakthrough with less pain, less scarring, and a speedy recovery.
The first procedure performed was the removal of a 12 centimeter cyst on an East Texan's ovary. "Traditionally, 10 years ago, that would've probably required a large incision on her abdomen," said Yeager. However, one week after surgery, the incision on Anne Farrior was barely visible. She said, "Its fast recovery, less pain, its, you can be up and going and doing your things, going back to your life, who wouldn't want that?"
Farrior told KETK she had full confidence in Yeager and recommends other East Texans to try this surgery. She said, "I'm so glad that Mother Frances Hospital was able to provide this service to me."