Hudson Regional Hospital, Secaucus, N.J., announces its procurement of the da Vinci XI robotic surgical system, which follows its recent acquisition of the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Surgical Guidance System. Considered one of the most dynamic tools for robotic surgery in the world, the da Vinci robotic surgery system delivers a high degree of fidelity and precision in the control of surgical instruments.

Operated by a trained surgeon–who is in full control throughout the procedure—utilizing dedicated equipment, the system improves comfort for both surgeons and patients alike. The minimally-invasive treatment options afforded by the newly purchased technologies can drastically improve the quality of life for patients with significantly reduced recovery time, hospital officials say.

“As the role of technology in modern medical care grows larger every year, we believe there is substantial opportunity to expand robotic usage across all our practice areas,” says Nizar Kifaieh, MD, president and CEO of Hudson Regional Hospital. “As such, we continuously assess available or emerging technologies, such as the multi-limbed da Vinci system that enables our surgeons to perform better–and with minimal invasion–therefore benefitting our surgical teams and ultimately, our patients. Our goal is to put the right technology in the hands of our capable and skilled surgeons to provide patients with the best possible clinical outcome.

“We can now provide a minimally invasive surgical approach for a wide range of patients and surgical complexities,” says Yitzhack Asulin, MD, Hudson Regional Hospital’s female pelvis reconstructive and robotic surgery director. “Gone are the days of a long painful recovery from an open traditional hysterectomy or myomectomy; our patients now can take advantage of this state of the art robotic surgery system and undergo the most complex pelvic surgeries which require only a couple tiny incisions that are only one-third of an inch in size.”

The techniques available with the da Vinci robotic surgical system result in significantly reduced post-operative pain, very small incisions, little to no blood loss, much quicker recovery, and a significantly less aggressive opioid pain medication regimen, which is an important consideration, Asulin adds. “We can typically send patients home the same day or the morning following a procedure.”

In addition to gynecological procedures, the da Vinci robotic surgical system will provide minimally invasive surgical options for patients who have prostate cancer, herniation, bariatric surgery, and general surgery.

Hudson Regional Hospital is an acute care, 200-bed hospital, located between the shores of the Hackensack River and overlooking the New York City skyline.