The history of surgery is as old as the history of mankind, although the beginning of “modern” surgery, as we know it today, began back in 1846 in Boston, Massachusetts, when a doctor named Willian Thomas Green was the first to use anesthesia as a method of making patients able to tolerate invasive surgery.

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Richard Farnam, M.D.

Dr. Richard Farnam is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Director of Epicenter for Robotic Surgery at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He is also the Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the FMIGS Fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso, Texas. His private practice is Texas Urogynecology ad Laser Surgery Center in El Paso, Texas.

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