General robotic surgery

The highly trained surgeons performing robotic general surgery procedures at Northwell Health are leading the way in the use of the revolutionary, minimally invasive da Vinci® robotic surgery system across all aspects of general surgery, including:

  • Solid Organ Robotic Surgery – liver, spleen and pancreas
  • GI Tract Robotic Surgery – esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, obesity surgery, surgery for treatment of GERD and hiatal hernia, as well as pelvic floor dysfunction, including rectal prolapse.

The general robotic surgeons at Northwell Health are the first in Nassau County to perform these types of surgeries:

  • Whipple procedure – a complex operation for pancreatic cancer
  • Esophagectomy – removes all or part of the esophagus due to cancer
  • Splenectomy – removal of the cysts and tumors in the spleen
  • Adrenalectomy – removal of tumors in the adrenal glands

In comparison to traditional open surgical procedures, the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgery system results in exceptional benefits for patients, including:

  • Tiny 1-cm incisions instead of one large incision
  • Fewer major post-op complications
  • Optimal recovery
  • Quick return to normal diet
  • Reduced appearance of scarring
  • Low blood loss
  • Shorter length of stay in hospital
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Fewer complications
  • Less pain than an open surgery

The Most Advanced Robotic Surgery Platform in the World
The da Vinci® robotic surgery platform consists of two key components:

  • the surgeon's console, where the surgeon sits and controls the robot, and
  • the patient-side cart, where four robotic arms are connected to various surgical instruments that will come in contact with the patient

Sitting at the main console of the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic surgery platform, your da Vinci® surgeon sees vital anatomical structures with 3-D high-definition clarity magnified six times their normal size. This enhanced clarity of vision sets the stage for a more precise robotic surgery procedure.

The robotic surgeon uses master controls to guide the delicate actions of the robotic surgical instruments. One of the major advantages of the da Vinci® surgery system is the tremendous range of motion of the robotic EndoWrist® instruments. They are designed with seven degrees of motion that mimic the motions of the human hand and wrist. Da Vinci® robotic surgery essentially eliminates tremor, and maximizes dexterity, precision and control.

(844) ROBOT-MD

Make an appointment

Call (844) ROBOT-MD to schedule an appointment. Representatives are available weekdays from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. and weekends from 9:00a.m. to 5:00pm. You may also leave a voicemail message after regular business hours, and we will return your call.

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