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Vail Health's Robotic Surgery FAQs | da Vinci Xi Surgical System

May 29, 2024

We get it! No one wants surgery and it's natural to have a lot of questions. Dr. Turner Lisle and Dr. David Ford from Vail Health hope to ease your worries and answer the important questions you may have when it comes to robotic surgery.

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at the Dillon Surgery Center

May 02, 2023

With partners like Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (VSON) and The Steadman Clinic, Vail Health’s Dillon Surgery Center brings world-class orthopaedic surgery to Summit County.

The Steadman Clinic at the Dillon Surgery Center

May 02, 2023

Vail Health’s Dillon Surgery Center serves the Summit County community, one of the most active sports populations in the country. Along with our partners at this location–The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery–we’re elevating health across our mountain communities.

Heart Health as You Age with Dr. Katherine Scheutze

May 01, 2023

Dr. Katherine Schuetze, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at Vail Health. In this talk, Dr. Scheutze reveals shares tips for maximizing your heart health as you get older, which medications are helpful and which are not, and how family history and genetics play a role in your heart health.

Robotic Surgery at Vail Health

Apr 28, 2023

Vail Health's robotic surgery team at Surgical Associates utilizes the advanced da Vinci Xi Surgical System to get you back faster to the activities and lifestyle you love. Learn more, or schedule your robotic surgery at

Surgery Close to Home: Vail Health's Surgical Associates

Apr 28, 2023

Vail Health’s Surgical Associates ensures you don’t have to travel far from home for state of the art surgery services. Learn more, and schedule a consultation at

Tour the New Colorado Mountain Medical Clinics in Avon, Colorado, with Shannatay Bergeron

Mar 13, 2023

After over a year of work and preparation, the new Suite 300 at the Buck Creek Medical Plaza is complete! Suite 300 at Buck Creek provides brand new, dedicated spaces for specialties provided by Colorado Mountain Medical, including dermatology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, and urology. In this video tour, Shannatay Bergeron, Director of Specialty Care Services, gives the full, behind the scenes look at the new, state of the art space, now accepting patients.

Colorado Mountain Medical Urgent Care Services at the Dillon Health Center | Kendrick Adnan, MD, MSPH

Mar 10, 2023

Conveniently located in Dillon, near REI, and along US 6, the Dillon Health Center now offers Urgent Care services seven days a week. Joseph Hess from Colorado Mountain Medical joins Kendrick Adnan, longtime Summit county local and urgent care provider, to discuss all the perks of the Urgent Care clinic within Dillon Health Center.

Longtime Locals at Colorado Mountain Medical's Dillon Urgent Care | Summit County, Colorado

Mar 08, 2023

Kendrick Adnan has lived and worked in Summit County for twenty-five years, and Staci Brewer has been here for fourteen. In this episode, Kendrick and Staci discuss why they teamed up to provide urgent care services out of the new Dillon Health Center, and what advantages and perks the new facility from Colorado Mountain Medical and Vail Health promises for the people of Summit County.

Family Birth Center Tour | Vail Health Hospital

Feb 23, 2023

The Family Birth Center at Vail Health hospital is undergoing an exciting remodel, ensuring that moms to be have an even more memorable experience having their baby at Vail Health. Z McDaniel, Director of the Family Birth Center, shows you all the amenities of the new rooms. | Call (970) 479-7181 for questions.

How the Family Birth Center is Reducing Opioid Use and Pain for Moms

Dec 16, 2022

Often the first place women can encounter opioid medications, and thus the potential for opioid addiction, is in the hospital while having their first child. To actively combat the opioid crisis in our community, Vail Health's Family Birth Center implemented a new strategy and medication plan to help new mothers use less opioid medication while also reducing the pain of vaginal or cesarean births. Kirsten Conner speaks with Z McDaniel, Director of the Family Birth Center, for all the details.

What is "Howard Head Performance" and What Are the Benefits?

Dec 12, 2022

Howard Head Performance is a program designed to enhance the athlete in you. Whether you're a professional athlete, or a weekend warrior, Howard Head Performance offers athletic programs for everyone, including for active and former military. Learn more at

Broke Your Nose or Runny Nose Due to Allergies? Jared Seibert, MD Can Help

Dec 12, 2022

Did you suffer a broken nose? Or, do you have a constant runny nose due to allergies? In this episode, Jared Seibert, MD discusses with Shannatay Bergeron some of the misperceptions around a broken nose, and how medical insurance can often cover getting it fixed to improve your quality of life and confidence in your appearance. Dr. Seibert also discusses treatment for a runny nose due to allergies.

Meet Barry Hammaker, MD

Oct 20, 2022

Dr. Barry Hammaker is a surgeon and the Chief Medical Officer at Vail Health in Vail, Colorado. Before a chance encounter set Barry on the path to working at Vail Health, Dr. Hammaker completed 16 years of active duty military service, including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2005. Barry received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has an interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, thoracic surgery, surgical endoscopy and colon cancer screening.

Integrated Behavioral Health | Saving Lives in Eagle County

Oct 05, 2022

Integrated Behavioral Health at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical is saving lives, and preventing patients with behavioral health crises from spending a night in the emergency room. That's not only alleviating a burden on emergency rooms, it's saving Eagle County locals hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Kala Bettis of Vail Health Behavioral Health have the details on how Integrated Behavioral Health helps providers recognize a patient in need, and get them the right care that they need.

What is Care Coordination at Colorado Mountain Medical?

Sep 29, 2022

Coordinating the care between providers and clinics within the Colorado Mountain Medical system is essential to providing the best care for our patients. Shannatay Bergeron speaks with Vaneza Serna to get all the details.

Get Your Flu Vaccine at Colorado Mountain Medical

Sep 14, 2022

It's September, which means autumn is almost here in Colorado. That means it's time for your flu vaccine. Shannatay Bergeron and Joseph Hess of Colorado Mountain Medical have all the details on where, how, and what format you can get your flu vaccine in (including flumist.)

Lacrosse Pros Grateful for Howard Head Sports Medicine

Sep 13, 2022

Howard Head Sports Medicine was the 2022 Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) official physical therapy providers for the traveling club teams. Pro athletes Trevor Baptiste, Matthew Dunn and Tucker Durkin share their gratitude for not only the treating of injuries and care throughout the season, but also what they learned to maintain their health and prevent injuries.

Dr. David Ford's Passion for Robotic Surgery

Aug 08, 2022

David Ford, MD, is Vail Health's newest general and robotic surgeon. Dr. Ford joins Vail Health's Surgical Associates team. In this episode, Dr. Ford goes into detail about his history specializing in robotic surgery, and why robotic surgery leads to faster recoveries and better outcomes for patients. Dr. Ford performs robotic surgeries at Vail Health hospital in Vail, Colorado.

Robotic Surgery | Incredible Outcomes at Vail Health

May 19, 2022

For many patients, robotic surgery is not only more cost-effective, but safer and with incredible recovery times, getting patients back to the lives they love faster. At Vail Health, our talented, experienced surgical team utilizes the latest and greatest device in robotic surgery, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. In this video, you'll hear directly from patients at Vail Health who had incredible outcomes from their robotic surgeries, and got back to work and hobbies faster than if they'd underwent traditional surgery.

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

May 12, 2022

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is prevalent, even in people with healthy, active lifestyles without a family history of heart disease. Dr. Kate Schuetze, a cardiologist at Vail Health, speaks with Chelsea Dentler about the common symptoms in men and women of PVD, and how you can schedule an appointment to get quickly screened for PVD. Patients with PVD, left undetected or untreated, have an increased risk of heart attacks.

Meet Kate Schuetze, MD, FACC | Cardiologist at Vail Health

May 12, 2022

Kate Schuetze is an interventional cardiologist at Vail Health in Vail, Colorado. In 2022, she achieved her dream of living in the mountains and treating patients of the Vail Valley. Kate speaks of her educational background and experience, as well as the challenges and benefits of treating a rural (but very healthy) population.

What is Osteoporosis?

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss what osteoporosis is, who is vulnerable to it, and what symptoms to look out for if you're vulnerable to osteoporosis.

How Thyroid Disorders Can Impact Your Health

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss how if your thyroid isn't working correctly, it can negatively impact your health. Dr. Adochio unpacks the various disorders or diseases associated with your thyroid, how to understand symptoms, and when you should go see Dr. Adochio to treat thyroid conditions.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Apr 21, 2022

Shannatay Bergeron sits down with Rebecca Adochio, board-certified endocrinologist at Colorado Mountain Medical, to discuss how you can take actions today to prevent osteoporosis, or, if you have a family history of osteoporosis, how you can lessen your risk of it later in life.

Caring for the Best Athletes in the World—and You!

Apr 05, 2022

Anna Giguere is a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, and for the United States Nordic Ski Team. Anna speaks with Kirsten Conner about how traveling with and treating elite athletes around the world translates into the care she provides while at home in Vail, Colorado. From weekend warriors to folks recovering from surgery, all patients at Howard Head Sports Medicine benefit from our physical therapists working with the best athletes in the world.

What is Endocrinology?

Mar 28, 2022

What is Endocrinology? Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical sits down with Vail Health's board certified endocrinologist Rebecca Adochio, MD, to discuss the importance of endocrinology, and how an appointment with Dr. Adochio might benefit you.

Meet Jerry Greenberg, MD

Sep 13, 2021

Jerry Greenberg, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist with Vail Health's Cardiovascular Center, specializing in interventional cardiology. He has extensive experience in the use of intravascular ultrasound and other imaging equipment to identify heart conditions and ensure proper treatment. Dr. Greenberg was recognized by 5280 Magazine as a top doctor in 2013, among other notable honors during his impressive career. Dr. Greenberg was educated at the New Jersey College of Medicine before doing a cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He was with Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates for 30 years and traveled to Vail regularly to see patients during this time.