da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci Surgical System enables skilled surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures with great precision using very small incisions. Surgical procedures using da Vinci can offer a number of benefits for patients, including less blood loss, pain and scarring. In addition, recovery times may be shorter following minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, and that means patients get to experience “life after surgery” even sooner.
One of the country’s pioneers in robotic surgery, HackensackUMC is one of 20 da Vinci training centers in the country. The hospital recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of Robotic Surgery, making it the first hospital in New Jersey to reach such a milestone, as well as one of the first among the nation.
Robotic surgery at HackensackUMC began in the year 2000, with two da Vinci™ robots. HackensackUMC went on to become the first institution in the world to own three, then four, and then as many as six da Vinci systems on a single campus. It currently has five: three da Vinci Si HD™ Surgical Systems, the latest robots in the da Vinci surgical product line, and two former versions are used to train physicians, as Hackensack is a designated da Vinci Training Center in the Northeast.
Since the program’s inception, HackensackUMC has performed more than 4,000 robotic surgeries in four specialties: Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Thoracic Surgery, and General Surgery. HackensackUMC performs the highest volume of robotic surgeries in New Jersey and is amongst the world leaders in robotic surgery volume.