20,000 robotic surgeries - a true record

20,000 robotic surgeries – a true record

Albany, NY – St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) has achieved a rare breakthrough in minimally invasive surgery – 20,000 robot-assisted procedures. With this, SPHP joins a group of only 26 health systems worldwide to achieve this distinction using Da Vinci Computer-Enhanced Surgical Systems.

This achievement confirms SPHP’s leadership in minimally invasive robotic surgery in the metropolitan area and reflects its dedication to improving patients’ lives through the latest technology.

James K. said: Reed, MD and CEO of SPHP: “What this shows is that SPHP continues to be at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge technologies to our patients.” “By using robotics, we have been able to reduce the length of stay and reduce complications in many complex critical surgeries. This is medicine at its best. It is very personal and emotional and allows us to take care of our community in the best possible way.”

St. Peter’s Hospital pioneered the field of minimally invasive surgery when it became the first hospital in the area to use the da Vinci computer-aided surgical system after acquiring one in 2004. Thanks to the generosity of community benefactors, SPHP has since been able to acquire a total of six da Vinci robots and expand Minimally invasive surgery program at Samaritan Hospital.

This expanded reach has allowed SPHP to bring the most advanced and less invasive techniques to patients and has established SPHP as one of the nation’s leaders in robotic surgery. St. Peter and Samaritan Hospitals perform the highest number of robotic procedures in the metropolitan area with St. Peter’s Hospital ranking in the top 1% of the total volume of robotic surgery across more than 2,400 hospitals in the United States.

“The robot has become an invaluable and essential tool for minimally invasive surgeons in terms of the different opportunities and different procedures that we can now explore,” said Jason Heckman, medical director of minimally invasive surgery at St Peter’s Hospital.

Da Vinci Surgical Systems combines highly advanced robotics and computer technology with the skills of a surgeon. The systems allow surgeons to see and move in three dimensions, giving them the ability to perform precise operations with great precision but requiring only small surgical openings. By avoiding the large incisions of open surgery, this delicate computer-assisted surgery helps avoid many complications and speeds up the patient’s recovery. It is used to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

At SPHP, the Robotic Surgery Program encompasses many areas of surgical specialization, including general surgery. colon and rectum. Women disease. Gynecological tumors. Liver and pancreas. Urology. obesity; And my chest. Most procedures performed include hysterectomy and hernias, as well as those that include prostate cancer, breast cancer, female urinary tract cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer.

“We are extremely proud to be a local and national leader in robotic surgery, and to bring these advanced, high-quality, world-class surgical procedures to our patients so they can return — faster than ever before — to the life they love,” said Christopher Bloss, Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the hospital. Samaritan.

“Ultimately, the success of the procedure depends on the skill, knowledge, and experience of the surgeon and surgical team,” said Stephen Hanks, chief operating officer of SPHP and St. Joseph’s Health System. “At SPHP we are fortunate to have it all. Members of our surgery team including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, patient care technologists and clinical leaders, all of whom are well-trained and highly skilled – and have performed over 20,000 surgeries – are the best at what they do. We They are all so grateful for their hard work and dedication to serving our patients and our community.”

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