A regular kidney stone sufferer, I found myself in the fall of 2016 at Dr Orton’s office, a new Doctor in the area with Dr Pettit. I have had kidney stone issues off and on again since I was young, and most recently having mild pain for the past year in my upper left groin area. I did have stones, but there was something else going on and the emergency room visits were leading to no success at the hospital. After x-rays and careful consideration, Dr Orton suggested that I would be a great candidate for Robotic Surgery at our local hospital. He believed that it would be easiest and less invasive for me to have robotic surgery in order to fix the area where my kidney empties into my utterer. I am happy to say he was right. Not only did he fix my kidney, during the surgery he noticed another issue down by my pelvis. Using the same areas where he entered initially, he was able to repair both issues and make no new incisions. I have 4 small scars that will soon be un-noticeable and no issues since. I was so pleased with the knowledge that Dr. Orton brought and the follow up care that he provided. He took the time to explain all the procedures to me, was gentle when the nerves got the best of me and was a frequent visitor to my hospital room post surgery.
I was very pleased with the option of having Robotic Surgery, I liked that it was minimally invasive and that I was home quickly to my family. Dr Orton’s care and knowledge were comforting and the expertise he brings to Bellingham is highly need.