Huntington Hospital has been designated a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery for its exceptional robotic surgical capabilities and expertise by the Surgical Review Corporation.
The hospital has also been recognized for having the intensive care, cardiac and other consultative services that are needed to ensure successful surgical outcomes and to handle potential complications. Comprehensive patient education prior to surgery was also an important component of the designation.
Robotic surgeries have been shown to provide a faster recovery time as well as smaller incision sites and less chance of infection. To achieve this designation, Huntington Hospital has to perform at least 100 robotic surgeries each year and each surgeon needed to perform 125 procedures in their career and 30 each year.
The following types of procedures can be performed through robotic surgery at Huntington Hospital: thoracic, colorectal, neurosurgical, gastrointestinal, urologic and gynecologic.
“The Huntington Hospital surgical team has been committed to using the latest robotic surgical technology and I could not be more proud of the innovative robotic surgical procedures we do,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital.
Huntington Hospital performed its one thousandth robotic surgical procedure last year.
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