Friday, November 20, 2009

da Vinci Arrives at Sinai Hospital

Sinai Hospital is now offering the minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. Presently, surgeons are offering robotic minimally invasive surgery for gynecology and urology procedures.

"Robotic-assisted surgeries begins a new era in minimally invasive procedures that will allow quicker recovery, less complications and safer overall outcomes," said Fouad Abbas, M.D., the first surgeon at Sinai to use the new system

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons may operate while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon's fingers grasp the master controls below the display, with hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient.

"We are very pleased to offer robotic-assisted surgery to our patients to improve overall patient care," says Neil Meltzer, president and COO of Sinai Hospital and senior vice president of LifeBridge Health. "Our highly skilled surgeons now have the ability to perform procedures more quickly and easily which enables increased clinical capability."

The da Vinci Surgical System also allows more surgeons to perform complex procedures using a minimally invasive approach - routinely and with confidence. By enhancing surgical capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System helps to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care. Patients may experience the following benefits: reduced trauma to the body, reduced blood loss and need for transfusions, less postoperative pain and discomfort, less risk of infection, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and return to normal daily activities, and less scarring and improved cosmesis.

To learn more about the robotic surgery program at Sinai Hospital, call 410-601-WELL (9355).

1 comment:

Guy said...

I currently reside in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA and recently came across this video demonstration of the DaVinci Imaging Machine at http://www.cburology.com/central_bucks_county_urology_services.htm#davinciimagingmachine from the website of Central Bucks Urology. View this video to see a remarkable look into the future of surgery!