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Robotic Surgery Has Arrived at Cuero Regional Hospital; Hospital Welcomes New Surgeon, Dr. Stephen Lester

Hospital news | Monday, December 12, 2022

Contact: Tamara Kainer

Robotic Surgery Has Arrived at Cuero Regional Hospital;
Hospital Welcomes New Surgeon, Dr. Stephen Lester

Cuero, Texas - Cuero Regional Hospital (CRH) has expanded its realm of healthcare-related services by adding robotic surgery, led by Dr. Stephen Lester, to its already extensive state-of-the-art services. “I know I speak for the whole team at Cuero Regional Hospital when I say I am thrilled to have such an experienced surgeon like Dr. Lester come on board,” expressed Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Regional Hospital. “The addition of Dr. Lester and the da Vinci system changes the game for the hospital. Our goal since inception has been the same: treat patients to the best of our ability, all while delivering compassionate care. With this new state-of-the-art robotic surgical system, Cuero Regional Hospital is doing just that.”

“I am ecstatic to be part of this amazing team of healthcare professionals,” said Dr.
Lester. “With the addition of Intuitive’s da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, our patients
will be able to get the ‘big city care’ they need with the same small town compassionate
care they are used to and deserve.”

Dr. Lester is board certified by the American Board of Surgery to practice general
surgery. He brings 19 years of experience in both general and robotic-based surgery to
CHR. Furthermore, he is known to be a strong champion of minimally invasive surgical
practices; especially those including the da Vinci Robotic System. Outside of the
operating room, Dr. Lester enjoys spending time with his wife of 18 years, Pam, and
their three children, exploring the great South Texas outdoors and cheering for his alma
mater, the University of Texas.

The robotic surgical system now utilized at Cuero Regional Hospital removes the need
for surgeons to use methods that include the necessity of large incisions. With this new
technology, Dr. Lester and the surgical team are able to provide the same results as
traditional surgery, leaving patients with only a few small incisions in their skin. Intuitive’s
da Vinci Robotic System is known to be one of the industry’s trailblazers in robotic
surgery. Over the past 27 years, the company has been working to create innovative
surgical technology and equipment.