The general surgeons at the Center of Excellence for Robotics at Hackensack University Medical Center are pioneers in robotic surgery
As collaborators on one of the nation’s first robotic surgery programs, the general surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center have been performing robotic procedures since 2000 and have been instrumental in developing some of the world’s most effective robotic techniques for general surgery.
The general surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center are among the most experienced in the world in robotic procedures and have been instrumental in developing some of today’s most effective robotic techniques for general surgery.
Meet our Division of Robotic Surgery Chief, Dr. Stephen Pereira
Forefront of Robotic Surgical Technology
In addition to employing some of the most experienced surgeons in robotic procedures in the world, our hospital is one of only a small number in the United States—and the first hospital in the northern United States—to acquire the most advanced da Vinci Xi® Surgical System. The da Vinci Xi® Surgical System includes four robotic arms that can rotate to practically any position. In addition to being able to assist with simple and complex surgical procedures, the system’s instruments provide improved accuracy and advanced imaging using the smallest possible incisions.
Conditions We Treat
The general surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center use state-of-the-art robotic technology to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Swallowing disorders, such as achalasia
Cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the pancreas
Our general surgeons are some of the region’s most experienced at performing hernia repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction using robotic technology. During abdominal wall reconstruction, our surgeons use robotic technology to reinforce surrounding tissues. This reduces the chances of the hernia recurring.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Robotic technology allows surgeons to perform complex procedures that combine the visibility and ease-of-movement associated with traditional open surgery with the small incisions used in minimally invasive surgery.
The benefits of robotic surgery compared with traditional open surgery may include:
Increased precision for complex surgeries
Reduced blood loss
Reduced need for blood transfusions
Reduced damage to surrounding tissues
Fewer complications, such as infection and difficulty healing