Category Archives: Surgical Care

Surviving Well: Kina, Breast Cancer

To say that breast cancer changed Kina McMillian’s life would be an understatement. To say that breast cancer changed her life in a profound and meaningful way would be more accurate. Kina has the unique ability to find the good … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Renée, Ovarian Cancer

In the summer of 2012, Renée was experiencing bladder issues that she and her primary care physician thought might just be a urinary tract infection. As the discomfort increased, she knew something wasn’t right. Because Renée has worked for nearly … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Margaret, Thyroid Cancer

Margaret Juanes has been described by her medical team as a miracle. When she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in September 2012, she began a long journey that she never anticipated. “It was a shocking moment at that time,” she … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marcie, Breast Cancer

“We don’t live at the edge of the world, but you can see it from here,” says Marcie Harkness about living in eastern Colorado in a small rural town named Towner. Marcie has been a wheat farmer there for the … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Marilyn, Vulvar Cancer

Marilyn Sacks-Rabin is a soft-spoken clinical psychologist. She spends her free time going for walks, cooking, reading, and participating in book groups. She likes to travel, and she loves the mountains. Marilyn is happily married, with one son and one … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Hope, Colon Cancer

Hope Hawn is no stranger to intense situations. As a victim advocate for the Lakewood Police Department, Hope responds to crisis calls to provide comfort, support and referrals. Ironically, Hope has never felt particularly comfortable around doctors. For many years, … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Tamara, Breast Cancer

Tamara Berry has been working for Denver Water for 24 years, currently as an application developer. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and her 8-year-old daughter, who is in the 3rd grade. When she’s not cycling on her road … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Erik, Thyroid Cancer

Erik Wells is a light-hearted and optimistic individual. He owns and operates his own construction business, doing cosmetic repairs in new homes. Erik values spending time with friends and family, and he lives with his wife and their dog in … Continue reading

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Rose Medical Center Expands Robotic Surgery Program with Single-Site Procedure

 Each year, about one million people in the United States undergo cholecystectomy procedures (gallbladder removal surgery) typically through open-site or laparoscopic surgery. However, a new procedure using the da Vinci Single-Site surgery, the latest in robotic-assisted surgery, promises to revolutionize … Continue reading

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Rose Medical Center Performs Colorado’s First Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Dr. David Longcope with Rose Medical Center is the first board-certified colorectal surgeon in Colorado to perform a robotic surgery case with the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr.  Longcope performed his first robotic case on April 23.  Longcope will use … Continue reading

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