PMC Recognized as Gynecological Surgery Center of Excellence

Parrish Medical Center was recently designated as a Gynecological Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). The accomplishment was achieved after passing a series of rigorous criteria established by the accrediting body.

The Gynecological Center of Excellence designation gives the North Brevard community added assurances that Parrish Medical Center has not only passed and exceeded existing norms for minimally invasive surgery quality and delivery, but also has accredited AIMIS physicians.

“We continue to assess and institute the use of latest technology and teaching methods that advance continued use and implementation of minimally invasive surgery,” said Steven McCarus, MD, Chief Executive Officer of AIMIS.

“Parrish Medical Center has now joined only a handful of leading hospitals around the nation—and the only one in Brevard County—to enjoy the AIMIS accreditation.” “Parrish Medical Center is proud of its distinguished track-record for excellence in women’s health,” said George Mikitarian, PMC President and CEO. “This most recent accreditation further demonstrates the unwavering commitment of our physicians and entire team of care partners to continuous clinical and surgical excellence.”

“Gynecologists Tayna Taival and Christina Caito are key care partners in this great achievement,” said Matthew Graybill, PMC Director of Perioperative Services. “Their commitment to advancing their surgical skill set along with the nurses and scrub technicians they work with and their on-going collaboration with surgical leadership to advance the training, tools and technologies needed to evolve this more minimally invasive approach made a difference.”

Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States, making it the second most common procedure performed on women in the nation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated two-thirds of these operations involve open surgeries rather than minimally invasive laparoscopic methods.

AIMIS is focused on advancing solutions to facilitate the conversion of a greater percentage of procedures from more traumatic, open surgeries to laparoscopic approaches that offer patients shorter hospitalizations and faster returns to normal activities.

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