How NYM surgeons use robotic surgery to provide a better patient experience
Medical history is being made on Sixth Street in Park Slope. And patients at New York Methodist Hospital are reaping the benefits.
It’s all because of the Hospital’s highly trained physicians who are using the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System to perform advanced procedures in a number of surgical specialties.
The technology dramatically enhances visualization, precision, control and dexterity, enabling physicians to perform complex surgery in new, minimally invasive ways.
Procedures once performed using large open incisions are now performed with tiny ones, making recovery quicker and less painful. Blood loss is minimized and the risk of infection is reduced. While laparoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques have been used for several years, the robotic assisted procedures allow for a new level of precision.
Robotic assisted surgery is being used across several disciplines at NYM. Thoracic surgeons, gynecologists and urologists are all using it to treat conditions that previously required more invasive procedures.
Offering robotic surgery to our patients reflects NYM's commitment to continually bringing patients the safest and most advanced
technology. It also puts NYM in an elite class of hospitals, as we are
one of only 1,500 hospitals in the world that have acquired and
successfully integrated a robotic system.
Some benefits experienced by patients who have undergone robot-assisted surgery include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
Chest and lung conditions