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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - CentraState Medical Center is first hospital in Monmouth County to use robotic fluorescence imaging technology for colorectal cancer surgery

For ReleaseOctober 30, 2013

Contact:         Karen Lippai, Public Relations/Marketing (732) 294-7080

 

CentraState Medical Center is first hospital in Monmouth County to use robotic fluorescence imaging technology for colorectal cancer surgery

 

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP—Board-certified and fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at CentraState Medical Center, Thomas Kayal, MD, recently performed the first colorectal cancer surgery in Monmouth County using the da Vinci® Fluorescence Imaging Vision System (Firefly™). CentraState recently upgraded its current robotic-assisted surgical system with this technology because of the value it offers CentraState’s surgical staff and their patients.

 

In addition, board-certified general surgeon and chair of surgery at CentraState, Amit Kharod, MD, recently performed a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) using the Single-Site™ instruments on the newly upgraded da Vinci® Si Surgical System. The patient’s gallbladder was removed through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the robotic-assisted, single-incision procedure virtually scarless. Dr. Kharod is one of a very small group of surgeons in the country who has received special training to perform this surgery.

 

Robotic-assisted surgery is an alternative to traditional, open surgery for procedures considered too complex or delicate to treat using standard, minimally invasive technology. It offers physicians the control, range of motion, and visibility of open surgery, but it also simultaneously allows them to get precise results within a very small space at different and sometimes difficult angles.

 

This surgical advancement provides CentraState surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for many complex surgical procedures, including prostatectomy, hysterectomy and colorectal surgery. It also means that patients could potentially experience reduced blood loss; less pain and scarring; decreased risk of infection; fewer complications; and faster recovery time.

 

For more information about robotic-assisted surgery and all of the surgical services offered at CentraState Medical Center, call 866-CENTRA7 or visit centrastate.com/robotic-surgery.

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