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CentraState Performs 1,000th Robotic Surgery

By |2018-05-07T12:12:46-04:00July 5th, 2016|

CentraState Medical Center recently performed its 1,000th robotic surgery procedure using the da Vinci® S™ Surgical System, the latest technology in minimally invasive surgery. Board-certified general surgeon Amit Kharod, MD, chief of the Department of Surgery at CentraState Medical Center, performed the single site laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) procedure.

The robotic surgery system enables specially trained surgeons to offer an alternative to traditional open surgery for procedures considered too complex or delicate to treat using standard minimally invasive technology. The system offers surgeons the control, range of motion and visibility characteristic of open surgery. It simultaneously allows them to work through tiny incisions typical of minimally invasive surgery, providing patients the benefits of the minimally invasive approach such as reduced blood loss, pain and scarring, decreased risk of infection, fewer complications and faster recovery time.

The surgical system includes a console and robotic arms. While seated at the console, the surgeon views a three-dimensional image of the surgical field and accesses master hand controls to direct the robotic arms to perform the procedure. The system instantaneously translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of tiny surgical instruments inside the patient. The expanded range of motion and excellent visibility afforded by the da Vinci system makes it much easier to get precise results within a very small space at different angles.

The robotic system is used for generalbaratric, urologic (with a focus on prostate) and gynecologic surgical procedures. For more information about robotic surgery at CentraState or all of the services offered, click here or call 866-CENTRA7. 

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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