January 12, 2016
New Year, New Outlook!
Patient Receives Intricate Robotic Procedure
While everyone is hitting the gyms for their New Year’s resolution, gym owner and personal trainer, Rick Wilhoit, is happy to be back to doing what he loves — fitness. In 2014, the healthy lifestyle Rick knew and enjoyed was greatly impacted when he suffered a double bilateral hernia. Although he underwent traditional surgery for it in April of that year, he found himself suffering from the same debilitating symptoms in 2015.
Recommended to Dr. Anthony Canfield, the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke's, Rick underwent a minimally invasive robotics surgery in September 2015 to repair the double bilateral hernia. Within one day he was moving around and within a week he was back to work. Rick’s passion for fitness has returned, just in time for the New Year!