New People, Programs, Procedures & Patient Perks at ARC Seton Northwest

January 1, 2011 - ARC Seton Northwest had a lot going on at the end of last year. Our Ob/Gyn office in Northwest Austin went live on e-Rx on December 6th as one of the final adapters of the electronic prescription tool used at almost all ARC offices.

The clinic also welcomed Allison Baldwin, RN who will float between all four ARC Ob/Gyn locations.

We felt like movie-stars for a day in November when a video crew came in to videotape our physicians, patients and our clinic for advertising on Check it out by clicking on the video link at

Most exciting for us is the new surgical system on the cutting edge of modern medicine that Drs. Guy Blumhagen and Renu Chalasani now offer to our patients. Both Seton Northwest doctors are the first ones at Austin Regional Clinic to provide surgical procedures using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. This new system is an effective, minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci® can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

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