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Advanced Robotics Institute Expands Services with Satellite Clinic in West Feliciana

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BATON ROUGE, La. Baton Rouge General’s Advanced Robotics Institute is expanding services with a satellite clinic in St. Francisville, offering residents of West Feliciana Parish added convenience for consultations and follow-ups for their robotic procedures. The satellite location will be located inside The Daniel Clinic, a family medicine clinic that has been in St. Francisville since 2000.

Four surgeons from BRG’s Advanced Robotics Institute will rotate weekly at the new satellite clinic – Karalyn Bentley, MD, FACS; Lyndsey Bruno, MD; Patrick McLaren, MD; and V. Keith Rhynes, MD, MBA, FACS. Board-certified in general surgery, the surgeons use the most advanced robotic techniques to treat a host of disease and conditions. Robotic surgery gives 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.

Dr. Bentley specializes in bariatric surgery, hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction, diseases of the esophagus and stomach, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and diseases of the colon. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she completed a residency in general surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Bruno graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and also completed a general surgery residency there, followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. She specializes in bariatrics and surgical oncology.

A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Dr. McLaren specializes in oncology and diseases of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system. He completed a general surgery residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and a clinical fellowship in advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery at Methodist Health System in Richardson, Texas.

Dr. Rhynes specializes in diseases of the colon, stomach, pancreas and hepatobiliary system, including both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he also completed a general surgery residency. He also completed a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

The Advanced Robotics Institute satellite clinic is located at 5326 Oak St. in St. Francisville. For more information, call (225) 333-3800.

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