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Robotic Surgery at JFK Medical Center

At JFK our advanced robotic systems give our doctors greater control and vision during surgery allowing them to perform safe, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures.

During robotic surgery the robot is always controlled by the surgeon who is present in the operative room. Every movement made by the surgeon is immediately translated in to an identical movement by the robotic instruments. The surgical robot’s 10x zoom, high definition, and 3-D images helps our surgeons improve surgical precision and outcomes.

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Advantages

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the latest da Vinci model, was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods.

Often, robotic surgery makes minimally invasive surgery possible. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Fewer complications, such as surgical site infection
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars

While minimally invasive surgery effectively reduces time and gives surgeons greater control, it isn’t for everyone. Sometimes traditional open surgery provides surgeons better access to the area to be treated, and sometimes a patient’s age, physical condition and surgical history may necessitate open surgery.

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