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The Most Advanced Robotic Surgery Technology Arrives at Marian!

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Marian Regional Medical Center officially introduced the recent acquisition of the industry’s most advanced robotic surgical technology—the innovative da Vinci Xi Surgical System. As the most advanced robotic surgery option, this new technology offers greater precision, vision and dexterity for our surgeons, and is used in minimally-invasive gynecology, urology, and colorectal surgeries.

The da Vinci technology was on hand at Marian in September and allowed local students an opportunity to try their (robotic) hands at a recent demonstration. Student attendees were even able to help select a new name for our robot: WALL-E. 

As Marian Regional Medical Center President and CEO Sue Andersen said, “Marian continues to uphold our pledge to be at the forefront of the services and technological advancements, and the acquisition of the innovative da Vinci Xi Surgical System allows us to offer the most precise and enhanced surgical options to our patients.”

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Did you know that September was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?

In celebration of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, babies born at Marian received a teal beanie to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. These hats were all the more meaningful, given that a gynecological oncologist and surgeon’s mother organized the donation of these special hats. Val Lutman, mother of Christopher Lutman, MD, FACOG, brought together family members and friends to craft the teal baby beanies for our community’s smallest patients.


Marian Breast Center has announced that Monica Rocco, MD, FACS, medical director, Breast Cancer Program at Mission Hope Cancer Center, has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Trained Surgeon for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.

As the only Central Coast location to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery, Marian Breast Center has the capability of hiding scars, thus minimizing the daily reminders of a breast cancer diagnosis.


Did you know that you could support local patients by rolling over your tax-free Charitable IRA gift? For those who are age 70½ or older, this distribution will not be subject to income tax and will help satisfy the required minimum distribution.

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Upcoming events
Circle of Friends Employee Giving Campaign Working at Marian Regional Medical Center isn't just a job - it's a calling. With over 68% of medical center employees donating back to Marian programs and services, we invite fellow employees to join in the annual giving campaign. More Info
Health Care Roundtable at Marian Regional Medical Center Join Marian President and CEO Sue Andersen and fellow community leaders to learn how the medical center is fulfilling its promise to the community. Register

Light Up a Life Join us for our candlelight celebration as we remember our loved ones. We will celebrate with music, reflections, reading of the names, the lighting of the memorial tree, and a presentation of a photomontage. For more information call 805.739.3830. To make a donation in support of Hospice, call 805.739.3595 or visit

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