National and Worldwide Excellence in Robotic Surgery
Pioneers in the field of minimally invasive robotic surgery for urological conditions
The urologists at Hackensack University Medical Center, known both nationally and worldwide for excellence in robotic surgery, perform more than 650 robotic procedures each year and have performed more than 5,000 robotic procedures in the past decade.
In this past year, 780 (85%) of procedures were done robotically.
Our urologists use robotic technology for a wide range of urological conditions in men and women. In fact, over 90 percent of the major urological procedures done at Hackensack University Medical Center are performed using this state-of-the-art technology. The precision of robotic technology is ideal for delicate and complex urological surgeries, allowing surgeons to perform complicated procedures while avoiding damage to surrounding structures such as fragile nerves.
There are currently 10 surgeons at Hackensack University Medical Center that are trained in robotic techniques. They have helped develop some of this specialty’s most successful procedures, including robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy and complex robotic urinary reconstruction. Our surgeons teach these techniques to physicians from around the world. Our physicians have the expertise to treat both benign and cancerous conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder, pelvic organs, prostate and urinary tract.
Hackensack University Medical Center Our Urologists are fully accredited and are highly trained. They are here to fulfill your needs and make your visit more than satisfactory. Meet Our Team
Hackensack University Medical Group The urologists of Hackensack University Medical Group (HUMG) are a subgroup within the Department of Urology at Hackensack University Medical Center. This faculty practice is the backbone of academics, research, and education for the Department of Urology. About HUMG
Learn about our Department of Urology, Center of Excellence Robotic Program
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery during which doctors use very small surgical instruments that fit into a patient’s body through incisions that are less than a half-inch long. These instruments are mounted on three robotic arms, giving the surgeon maximum range and precision of motion during the surgery. A fourth arm holds a high-definition, three-dimensional camera that magnifies images from inside the body up to 10 times.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
The precision of robotic surgery allows physicians to perform complex procedures through very small incisions, avoiding the complications and longer healing time associated with traditional open surgery. Specifically, the advantages of robotic surgery may include:
Smaller incisions and less tissue damage
Increased precision for complex surgeries
Decreased blood loss (and reduced need for transfusions)