At Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, surgeons are making remarkable advancements using robotic surgery. As this surgery-enhancing technology continues to evolve, Abington remains at the forefront of its use in minimally invasive procedures. This technology gives the surgeon a three-dimensional view, similar to traditional surgery but with a greater depth perception. The robotic instruments offer a laparoscopic approach with magnification that is 10 times greater than the human eye.
Surgeons specially trained in robotics include:
- gynecologic oncologists.
- general surgeons.
- a reproductive endocrinologist.
- bariatric surgeons.
- a pediatric urologist.
Procedures include prostatectomies, hysterectomies and tubal ligation reversals. Robotic technology is also used to remove ovaries, fallopian tubes and fibroid tumors and to perform kidney reconstructive surgery, surgical weight loss, cardiac surgery and other delicate procedures.
Robotic-assisted surgery has come a long way since the first documented use of a single robotic arm in the United States in 1985, during a neurosurgical procedure.
We provide the latest advancements in medicine and technology – as well as the surgical training, experience and expertise – that makes us one of the busiest hospitals for robotic surgery in the Philadelphia region.
Harnessing advances in robotic and computerized technology, Abington surgeons who are specially trained in robotic surgery are performing a broader range of more complex, minimally invasive procedures than they could previously. In comparison to open surgery, which requires a large incision, minimally invasive procedures are performed through one or several small incisions.
In some cases, robotic technology enables surgeons to perform procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods. Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery and in some cases, traditional open surgery may be the preferred method.
The benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery include:
- less pain and blood loss.
- less scarring.
- shorter hospital stays.
- quicker recovery.
Overall, robotic surgical patients recover more quickly and get back to their daily routines sooner.
At Abington Hospital, we are committed to bringing the latest advancements in medicine-including robotic surgery-to you by combining the most advanced technology with the highest quality of care.