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Baton Rouge General Opens Advanced Robotics Institute

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that it is expanding its robotic surgery services with the opening of Baton Rouge General Advanced Robotics Institute. The new institute, led by John J. Tabor, MD, is located inside BRG’s Pennington Cancer Center on the Bluebonnet campus.

Dr. Tabor is the first and only surgeon statewide, and one of very few in the country, to perform the most advanced treatment for pancreatic cancer called the robotic Whipple procedure. He specializes in robotic assisted surgery for the treatment of pancreatic, esophageal, stomach, colon, rectal and adrenal cancer.

A leader in the field of robotic surgery, Dr. Tabor trains other surgeons across the state and country on robotic assisted procedures. In addition to treating various types of cancer, he treats patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease and hernias, including ventral, incisional and inguinal.

BRG offers robotic assisted surgery in a host of specialties, including cardiothoracic, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, gynecology and general surgery. Robots give surgeons total control, which means more precise hand movements and the most minimally invasive approach. For patients, it means smaller incisions and faster recovery time.

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Dr. John J. Tabor

Dr. Tabor, a board-certified general surgeon, completed his general surgery internship and residency at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He then completed a fellowship in advanced GI and minimally invasive surgery with a focus on robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Tabor also earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans.

For more information, call (225) 333-3800.