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Baton Rouge General Welcomes Robotic Surgeon V. Keith Rhynes, MD

BATON ROUGE, La. – V. Keith Rhynes, MD, MBA, FACS, recently joined Baton Rouge General’s Advanced Robotics Institute, where he uses the most minimally invasive and advanced robotic surgery platforms to treat a host of diseases and conditions.

Dr. Rhynes specializes in diseases of the colon, stomach, pancreas and hepatobiliary system, including both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. He also has a special interest in treating sports hernias, endocrine and thyroid disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and hyperhidrosis, a condition in which a person sweats excessively.

A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Rhynes completed a general surgery residency at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, followed by a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He serves as a clinical professor for LSU Health Sciences Center’s Department of General Surgery.

BRG offers robotic assisted surgery in a host of specialties, including gastroenterology, gynecology and general surgery, cardiothoracic, orthopedics and urology. 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.

For more information on the Advanced Robotics Institute, visit call (225) 333-3800.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General is affiliated with several medical school programs, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.