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DFW Healthcare Brief: Robot Surgery in Denton County and Methodist Richardson is a Top Four Rehab

Plus, Christus and Texas A&M partner up for medical education and Texas Health in Fort Worth upgrades its maternal care.

Medical City Lewisville is now using a surgical robot for minimally invasive knee-replacement surgery. It is the first hospital in Denton county to offer the service, which allows a physician to make a 3D map to guide the surgical plan, individualize treatment, and monitor real-time information during the procedure.

Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital is a top-four rehabilitation center in the state according to Newsweek magazine. The publication’s annual rankings are based on quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care and accommodation and amenities relative to in state competition. They use data from a survey of thousands of medical experts and quality measures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Texas A&M and CHRISTUS Health have entered into a partnership that means the Texas A&M University College of Medicine will serve as the academic affiliate for CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Internal Medicine Residency program in Longview. There will be 36 residents in the program.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is now a Level IV maternal care facility, the highest level of care available, by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Level IV facility provides comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients and includes the most complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions.

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