Minimally Invasive Surgery, including daVinci Robotic Surgery
Susan Carter, MD, FACOG, FACS
Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) have become the mainstream in operating rooms across the United States. The field of gynecologic surgery has embraced advancements in technology, such as daVinci Robotic Surgery, as minimally invasive gynecology (MIG) has gained enormous momentum within the specialty. Dr. Carter is on the crest of the new wave of technology that allows far quicker healing and a great reduction in discomfort to the patient. Under her directorship, North Colorado Medical Center has been named a Center of Excellence facility for their minimally invasive and robotic surgery program, the first such designation in Colorado.
She is a member of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) as well as AIMIS (American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery) and is a Board Member of WSLI (Women's Surgical Leadership Initiative).
Dr. Carter teaches other surgeons robotic techniques and is a Case Observation Site proctor for the da Vinci robotic surgery system. She also has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Colorado Denver Medical School for her participation in mentoring third year medical students during their GYN rotation.
Dr. Carter is on Active Staff and cares for patients at the following hospitals:
- Northern Colorado Medical Center - Greeley, CO
- Medical Center of the Rockies - Loveland, CO
Exercise is Medicine
The "Exercise is Medicine" initiative has a distinct goal: To make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm in the United States. Dr. Carter is very proud to be a certified provider for this "whole body" approach.
For physical activity to be considered by all health care providers as a vital sign in every patient visit, and that patients are effectively counseled and referred as to their physical activity and health needs, thus leading to overall improvement in the public's health and long-term reduction in health care cost. Click here to read more.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute is the original and only entity by that name recognized by the State of Colorado. Dr. Carter founded RMCRI here at her office site at NCMC in 1996, and has continually seen and treated patients since that time. This first-of-its-kind clinical program has earned international acclaim; Dr. Carter has lectured extensively on aspects of cancer and exercise worldwide, in 2008/2009 she traveled to speak in Australia, the Netherlands and Italy. She appeared on a segment about cancer,exercise and fatigue on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw in 2000. She co-authored the textbook "Exercise and Cancer Recovery" in 2002. ACSM has included cancer as one of the diseases under the Exercise is Medicine initiative, the topic of Dr. Carter's 2011 most recent speaking engagements. Click here for more information.