The future of robotic surgery is here. The da Vinci Xi System arrived at WVU Medicine Camden Clark on September 14th and went live on November 1st.
The da Vinci Xi System has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci System. It can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for complex, multi-quadrant surgeries. As a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery it can help reduce many of the costs and complications associated with open procedures.

The da Vinci Xi System’s key features include:
• A new overhead instrument arm designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
• A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved visual definition and clarity.
• An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
• Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
• Longer instrument shafts designed for greater operative reach.

  • Provides pre, intra, and post procedure care to patients in an outpatient self-contained unit setting
  • Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy offered
  • Specialized outpatient testing (Bravo) done to determine stomach acid levels and degree of reflux
  • Specialized outpatient testing (Esophageal Manometry) to identify problems with movement and pressure in the esophagus
  • Operational Monday-Friday for endoscopy cases beginning at 7am daily
  • Pre-Admission testing department open Monday-Friday to do pre- work prior to day of surgery
  • Patients received in Same Day Surgery department for outpatient surgery on day of procedure
  • Surgery department schedules out-patient surgeries Monday-Friday in conjunction with the surgeon

Camden Clark surgeons provide all types of general, thoracic, and oncologic surgery. Surgical care is provided by the surgeons on the campus of Camden Clark Medical Center. Our physicians provide all of the care at the hospital and are never far from the emergency or operating rooms.

In the United States and Canada, the overall responsibility for trauma care falls under the auspices of general surgery. Some general surgeons must be able to deal initially with almost any surgical emergency. Often, they are the first called to treat critically ill or gravely injured patients, and must perform a variety of procedures to stabilize such patients.

Our surgeons are trained in emergency surgery, treating bleeding, infections, bowel obstructions, and organ perforations. They also perform cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, one of the most common surgical procedures. Ruptures of the appendix and small bowel obstructions are other common emergencies.

Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5 cm) as compared to the larger incision needed in more traditional, “open” surgery.

There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure. These include reduced pain due to smaller incisions and hemorrhaging, and shorter recovery time. In some cases, our specially trained surgeons are able to perform procedures through a single, small opening. This is often referred to as single incision laparoscopic surgery.

Camden Clark Medical Center offers a full line of advanced laparoscopic surgery as alternatives to open procedures. Patients typically are able to return to normal activities much faster following minimally invasive procedures.

General surgeons treat a wide variety of colon and rectal diseases ranging from colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), diverticulitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhoids, and others.

Surgeons perform a majority of all non-cosmetic breast surgery from lumpectomy to mastectomy, especially pertaining to the evaluation, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of breast cancer.

Surgeons are trained to remove all or part of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck and the adrenal glands just above each kidney in the abdomen. Dermatological surgery is also performed by the Camden Clark surgeons.

Ghulam Abbas, MD

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Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Medical Center, Camden Clark Medical Center, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
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Percival Buenaventura, MD

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J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Medical Center, Camden Clark Medical Center
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William Cline, DO

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General Surgery Dept of Surgery Chair
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Geoffrey Cousins, MD, FACS

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Chief of Cardiac Surgery CCMC/Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
Cardiothoracic Surgery WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, Heart & Vascular Medical Center
CT Surgery WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, Medical Office Building B
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Shawna Grimm, DO

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General Surgery, PMC III
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J. Koch, MD

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General Surgery
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Jason Lamb, MD

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Director, Thoracic Surgical Quality; Co-Director, Outreach Thoracic Services; Assistant Professor of Medicine, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital
J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Medical Center, Camden Clark Medical Center, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
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Matt Metz, MD

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General Surgeon
Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Barnesville Hospital, Wetzel County Hospital
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David Musser, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Camden Clark Medical Center
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Michael Roberts, MD

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Comm Chair Trauma Peer Review, Chair OR Committee
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Hany Tadros, MD

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Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Wetzel County Hospital
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Matthew Yoak, MD, FACS

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery, Ohio Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
Wound Care Center, Medical Office Building A
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