Robotic Surgery Coming to Poway
November 21, 2019
Poway’s first robot, the da Vinci Xi, will soon assist Palomar Health surgeons in performing the most precise surgeries possible at Palomar Medical Center Poway. The machine will be used on selective patients due to age and/or illness for patients with conditions related to reflux, hernias, gallbladder and some forms of cancer. The machine allows surgeries to be less invasive through smaller incisions and less tissue movement and creates less trauma for the patient. The robot can be life-changing. A few years ago Oceanside resident Katy Alexander was facing a total kidney removal and several months of rehabilitation before meeting Palomar Health Urologist Dr. Julian Anthony. Using the da Vinci robot he was able to remove just the malignant tumor through a minimally invasive procedure, saving Alexander’s kidney and allowing her to return to caring for her mother within a few days (read Alexander’s story). Palomar Health has been performing robotic surgery ...
Palomar Health Staff Train on the Smallest Heart Pump in the World
November 19, 2019
Palomar Medical Center Escondido heart surgeons, operating room techs and nurses, catheter lab staff and intensive care nurses received hands-on training with the world’s smallest heart pump on Friday. The training took place in a ...
New CSU to Improve Behavioral Health Care in North County
November 12, 2019
Pre-fabricated walls were put in place today for Palomar Health’s new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), a major step in fulfilling Palomar Health’s promise to serve North County’s most vulnerable population.   The new CSU ...
Crisis Stabilization Unit Walls to be Placed at Skybreaking Ceremony
November 06, 2019
Palomar Health staff, elected officials and behavioral health community leaders are commemorating the initial stages of construction on the new Palomar Health Crisis Stabilization Unit with a sky breaking ceremony. A short program will highlight ...
Palomar Health-Backed Program Influences U.S. Surgeon General
October 29, 2019
A program Palomar Health helped initiate is influencing nationwide policy. The Escondido Drug Free Coalition, founded through Palomar Health’s Community Action Council, was invited by the Health and Human Services Agency to meet with ...
Palomar Health Named America's 100 Best for Orthopedics
October 22, 2019
New report identifies Palomar Health among top hospitals nationally in multiple disciplines   Palomar Health is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery according to a national ...
Palomar Health Chief Audiologist Wins Best Audiologist Award
October 02, 2019
Palomar Health Chief Audiologist David Illich is San Diego’s Best Audiologist according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s 2019 reader’s poll. This is the fourth time Dr. Illich has taken home this award. Dr. Illich has ...