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Baptist Health Foundation Receives Donation for First-in-State Hydrosurgery Technology

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health-Little Rock recently introduced new technology to the state that was generously provided by Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer organization.

The ERBEJET® 2 is a new dimension in hydrosurgery that allows for precise, selective tissue separation gently by waterjet. Blood vessels and nerves remain intact up to a certain pressure. The ERBEJET 2 dissects sharply and precisely with minimal trauma to structures such as vessels, nerves and ducts.

“The preservation of structures is important where cutting of vessels is common, such as early cancer resection,” said Dr. Ali Khan, Baptist Health gastroenterologist, who was instrumental in selecting the technology. “This device allows micro-focused dissection, making it the ultimate tool for difficult tumor removal such as in the colon. An important benefit is the potential for blood loss is minimized due to the unique vessel-sparing capability during surgery.”

Fox 16 news anchor Donna Terrell’s daughter was first diagnosed with colon cancer in her 20s and Yoga Warriors was created in her daughter’s honor. Monies raised through the organization are used to help with awareness, detection and treatment for colon and other cancers.

“When we learned that the ERBEJET 2 was an opportunity for our group to get behind we were extremely excited because it was something that my daughter could have benefitted from,” Terrell said. “To think this technology can potentially help everyone, but especially young colon cancer survivors, is a great way to honor my daughter’s memory.”

The ERBEJET 2 can be used in both open and laparoscopic procedures where there is a need to selectively dissect and spare vessels, nerves and ducts. This latest technology enables for better visualization of vital structures allowing the surgeon to accurately target tissue for dissection.

“The Yoga Warriors donation to our Baptist Health Foundation is a great example of a partnership with purpose,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “This is an opportunity to advance the healing ministry of Baptist Health through purposeful and philanthropic partnerships that have the power to change lives. We are already seeing positive outcomes in the lives of our patients because this technology is now available to our physicians.”

For more information about the ERBEJET 2, ask your physician or visit our website at baptist-health.com.

Baptist Health Foundation provides financial support to advance the healing ministry of Baptist Health through purposeful and philanthropic partnerships.  To learn more about how to support our mission, visit baptisthealthfoundation.org.

 

Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.