This permanent fund was set up in honor of John S. Trombold, MD, and will build financial security for the patient services programs he worked so hard to establish over the years. Attendees helped establish his legacy through the John S. Trombold Endowment for Patient Services by donating cash or planned gifts. Gifts for this Endowment are still being accepted. For more information, please contact Jamie Nelson, director of development at 858-626-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 - Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
In 2010, the fund-an-item portion of the event supported minimally invasive surgery program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The program included upgraded minimally invasive surgical equipment, as well as the design and construction of a state-of-the-art surgical suite complete with leading-edge video integration technology. For patients with cancer, these surgical procedures are less invasive, which result in shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries.
2009 - da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
In 2009, the fund-an-item portion of the event purchased a da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System for use in surgery for treatment of various cancers. Robot-assisted surgery is performed through tiny incisions of one-to-two centimeters and with minimal impact to the surrounding area. The robotic surgical system provides surgeons with enhanced dexterity, precision and control, offering greater range of motion than the human hand and wrist. As a result, patients typically experience less blood loss, less risk of infection, less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery.