Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Summer 2021

Surgical excellenc SURGERY CAN BE an intimidating prospect, but when your physician recommends surgery as the best treatment option, rest assured that you are in good hands at Adventist Health Castle. Our 1,000-plus associates and 300 hospital- affiliated surgeons and physicians are committed to patient- centered health services. From the simplest procedure to complex surgery, a compassionate team of professionals is at your side every step of the way, ready to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. Serving the Windward O‘ahu community for nearly six decades, Castle has steadfastly grown into a state-of-the- art medical center with a comprehensive range of surgery services across multiple medical specialties. Windward residents appreciate not only the convenience of high- quality care close to home and family, but in a medical emergency, nearby surgical services can be a lifesaver. Keeping pace with the latest medical advancements is a priority at Castle. In recent years, we have made significant investments in our facilities, diagnostic tools and surgical technology to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients. Thanks to advanced imaging systems and innovative, new devices and instruments, many patients can now be treated with minimally invasive procedures that require just a few strategic incisions. Now enhanced with the addition Jon Yamaguchi, MD Meet da Vinci The newest addition to Castle’s surgical toolkit is the da Vinci ® Xi robotic-assisted surgery system. Aptly sharing the name of one of the most revered artistic and technological geniuses of the High Renaissance—Leonardo da Vinci—this pioneering system uses technology to overcome some of the limitations of laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. Jon Yamaguchi, MD, has used robotics in his general surgery practice since 2015. Having been well-trained in laparoscopic procedures by the time he completed five years of surgical residency, he initially wasn’t convinced of the advantages of robotic assistance. “After robotics training, I proved myself wrong,” says da Vinci vision tower 4 | WINDWARD HEALTH