New York, NY (PressExposure) June 09, 2011 -- Robot assisted surgery is aiding today's surgeons to operate at a whole new level of efficiency and safety. New robotic surgeries are being developed almost daily. This robotic System uses small incisions as compared to the traditional laparoscopy and thoracoscopy techniques and enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision. For St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's Robotics Program, the case of Robotic Brachytherapy Seed Implantation represents a success from the collaborative efforts of many surgeons and radiation oncologists.
The robotic technique, under the guidance of the Institutional Review Board, was successfully transitioned to humans in 2010, with the preliminary results being reported in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Blasberg, JD, Belsley S, Schwartz, Evans, A, Ashton RC, Jr. Bhora, F, Connery, CP. Robotic Brachytherapy and Sublobar Resection for T1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in High Risk Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb; 89(2):360-7.)
The latest generation Da Vinci Si technology opens up a whole new category of what's labeled as "minimally invasive surgery". It allows the capabilities of major surgery to be performed at a much higher level with the potential for better clinical outcomes. A surgeon using the Da Vinci Si Robot can operate at rates of precision and efficiency that just can't be matched by the human hand alone. The surgeon can make smaller incisions, which means a safer surgery. There is also less trauma, pain, and shorter patient recovery times. Visit http://www.slrsurgery.org for more information about this robotic assisted program.
With the latest generation Da Vinci Si Robot, the Thoracic and Gynecology teams at St. Luke'-Roosevelt Hospital are looking forward to expanding their use of this latest robotic technology. They hope to increase the utilization of the robot and apply robotic surgery more widely in their evolving programs.
Patients wishing to learn more about the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Robotics Program at St. Luke's Hospital should visit the website at http://www.slrsurgery.org/robotics-program/robotics-surgery-program.aspx or call for an appointment at (212) 523-7780.