New Surgery Offered for Female Patients

Bartlesville, Okla. (February 26, 2106) Jane Phillips Medical Center is now offering a new approach to surgery for women. Dr. David Rumph and Dr. Brent Steward are now performing total laparoscopic hysterectomies. The procedure is performed with a surgical tool that requires a small incision in contrast to the traditional method.

“Not only is the incision smaller, but patients are typically able to return home the next day and heal in half the time,” Dr. Rumph said.

A laparoscope is a medical tube with a lighted camera that allows the physician to view the procedure on a video screen.

“We are able to conduct the same operation as robot-assisted surgeries while achieving the same results and at a fraction of the cost. We’ve gotten tremendous feedback from our patients.”

Since not all hysterectomy patients are candidates for the laparoscopic procedure, consultation with a physician is required.

Dr. Rumph is an OB/GYN physician who has been practicing in Bartlesville for the past 22 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Brent Steward has been a member of the JPMC medical staff since 2009. Prior to arriving in Bartlesville, Dr. Steward was in private practice for ten years performing general, bariatric, and minimally-invasive surgery in Topeka, Kansas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency and internship at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

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