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Patrick McLaren, MD, Joins BRG’s Advanced Robotics Institute

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Patrick McLaren, MD, a board-certified general surgeon specializing in oncology and diseases of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system, has joined Baton Rouge General’s Advanced Robotics Institute.

Dr. McLaren graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., completed general surgery residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and served as the Newtown Esophageal Cancer Research Fellow at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore. After residency he completed a clinical fellowship in advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery at Methodist Health System in Richardson, Texas.

A member of the American College of Surgeons and the American and International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Dr. McLaren also serves as faculty in the department of surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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.

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