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Robotic Surgery

You've just been diagnosed with a condition requiring surgery. Until very recently your options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures.

Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, there is a new category of minimally invasive surgery for which you may be a candidate.

The daVinci System

How It Works

Robotic surgery is performed without opening up the body cavity. Access to the surgical site is achieved by placing thin robotic arms into small incisions, about the size of a pencil hole.

The surgeon sits on a master console and controls the robotic arms with help of very sophisticated computerized motion controller. Surgeon has 3D high definition vision which is magnified 6 times. This enables surgeon to perform complex cutting and sewing with superior precision offering patient improved outcomes.

By integrating computer-enhanced technology with the surgeon’s skill, the robotic-assisted surgical technology enables surgeons to enhance healing and promote well-being by performing minimally invasive surgery in a manner never before experienced.


Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Some of the major benefits experienced by your surgeon in using a robotic approach include:

  • greater surgical precision
  • increased range of motion
  • improved dexterity
  • enhanced visualization
  • improved access

Benefits experienced by patients may include:

  • shorter hospital stay
  • less pain
  • less risk of infection
  • less blood loss
  • fewer transfusions
  • less scarring
  • faster recovery
  • quicker return to normal daily activities

None of these benefits can be guaranteed, as surgery is necessarily both patient- and procedure-specific.

Experience Matters

There is a growing consensus that the more experienced a physician is with a robotic surgical system, the better outcomes their patient’s experiences. Lenox Hill Hospital’s robotic surgeons are some of the most experienced in the country. They have performed over 1,500 Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Bypass procedures, the most in the country. The Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery pioneered this procedure in 1994.

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Cardiovascular Procedures


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