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Baton Rouge General Welcomes Robotic Surgeon Karalyn Bentley, MD

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Karalyn R. Bentley, MD, a board-certified general surgeon, recently joined Baton Rouge General’s Advanced Robotics Institute. Dr. Bentley uses the most advanced, minimally invasive robotic techniques for hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction, diseases of the esophagus and stomach, gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon and endocrine surgery. In addition to treating various types of cancer, Dr. Bentley specializes in bariatric surgery.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Bentley completed her residency in general surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center followed by a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive and robotic surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

BRG offers robotic assisted surgery in a host of specialties, including oncology, 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.