Drs Peter Johnson and Cynthia Geocaris have milestone robotic surgeries

Green Bay, Wis. Dr. Peter Johnson, gynecological oncologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, recently performed his 2,000th robotic surgery. Dr. Cynthia Geocaris, general and vascular surgeon at Aurora BayCare, also performed her milestone 1,000th robotic surgery. Both Drs. Peter Johnson and Cynthia Geocaris have 

been instrumental in growing the robotics surgery program at Aurora BayCare.

The entire robotics team at Aurora BayCare has played a pivotal role in making these milestones possible. These milestone achievements are a demonstration of the usefulness of cutting-edge technology to elevate patient care and outcomes. The robotics program started at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay in 2015. 

Dr. Peter Johnson leads Aurora BayCare’s team of women’s cancer specialists and is assisted by our OB/GYN’s on many robotic surgery cases. The robot, which is designed to assist physicians in numerous types of procedures including Dr. Johnson’s specialties: hysterectomies, cyst removals, endometrial hyperplasia, and removing ovarian, cervical, uterine, and vulvar benign and/or cancerous masses.

Dr. Cynthia Geocaris leads Aurora BayCare’s designated mentor site for robotic surgery, which is a program that is designed to teach other surgeons the technique for most complex robotic hernia cases. Less than 2% of all active surgeons in the U.S. qualify to lead these observation sites. Her brother, Mike Geocaris, RN, BSN, assists on all her cases and provides training to assistants as well.

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Using a robot allows the surgeon to work through much smaller incisions and allows for a more precise technique. This technology makes surgery for Aurora BayCare patients safer and may lead to superior outcomes.

For more information visit www.aurorabaycare.com/robotics

 

About Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 team members. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information through the Aurora blog, our Facebook page, as well as our Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Aurora is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well 

BayCare Clinic, www.baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.