Howard's Story


Howard Tester - Robotic Surgery Patient

His medical history made him a perfect candidate for robot-assisted surgery. 

“I chose St. Rita’s Medical Center because it has been my family’s hospital of choice for quite a few years now. 

  For me, robotic surgery was the best choice for my partial colectomy because I was already dealing with multiple myeloma and had a weakened immune system. The robotic procedure offered a minimally invasive solution with less blood loss.

  After I had the operation, my recovery period was much easier than I had originally anticipated. I was also surprised by how little pain I experienced. Within just three or four days, I almost felt back to my old self again.

  I was really looking forward to helping out on our family farm and spending time with my children and grandchildren. Family time is important, and I was able to get back in the swing of things quickly.”

  - Howard Tester