Huntington Hospital Named a Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence

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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Huntington Hospital

Established in 1916, Huntington Hospital is a full-service, 408-bed, nonprofit community hospital serving Huntington Township and surrounding communities. Huntington Hospital has been a member of Northwell Health since 1994, and shares the System’s vision of being a preeminent healthcare delivery system in the tradition of excellence and the embodiment of community values and human dignity.