Open house and seminar will be held on January 24, 2020

Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida  - Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is pleased to announce that it will kick off the new year with a full day devoted to helping the public learn about weight management and weight loss surgery. It will conduct an open house on January 24, 2020, from 9 am to 11 am and then again from 1 pm to 5 pm where it will introduce the public to the new da Vinci X Robotic System.

The open house and seminar will be conducted at the Rao Musunuru, MD Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, Hudson, Florida, 34667, back campus of the hospital.

The public will be treated to surgical robot demonstrations and will be able to interact with this advanced surgical tool. During the open house the public is invited to:

  • Meet with the weight loss surgery team
  • Learn more about the weight management program
  • Receive complimentary health screenings in
    • Blood pressure
    • Body mass index
    • Blood sugar

At 11:30am Bayonet Point Hospital will host a weight management information seminar conducted by Donald Fridley, II, DO. Dr. Fridley specializes in general and bariatric surgery. During his residency training he focused on minimally invasive techniques and the use of robotics to complete surgeries. Dr. Fridley received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fridley will update the community about the new bariatric service that is provided at Bayonet Point and he will answer any questions or concerns about bariatric or weight loss surgery.

Admission to the seminar is free and a complimentary healthy lunch will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and reservations call 727-869-5498 or toll free 888-741-5119.

About the da Vinci X Robotic System

The da Vinci X Robotic System is the fourth-generation robotic platform released by Intuitive Surgical. The da Vinci X provides accuracy and precision for urology, gynecology, general surgery, and thoracic specialties, creating a better surgical experience for patients, physicians and staff. It provides 3D HD vision, advanced instrumentation and surgeon autonomy of up to four instruments. This minimally invasive technique can reduce pain, opioid use, and hospital stay compared to other surgical modalities.