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Published on March 05, 2013

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Now Offered at Milford Regional

Surgery has been taken to a whole new level at Milford Regional Medical Center with the introduction of the da Vinci® Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery.

Until da Vinci came along, surgical options included traditional surgery with a large open incision or laparoscopy, which uses small incisions but is typically limited to very simple procedures. Thanks to this breakthrough surgical technology, there is a new category of minimally invasive surgery that offers a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures. By providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, the da Vinci Surgical System makes it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. This means you can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions.

With da Vinci, the surgeon controls the movement of miniaturized wristed instruments from a console where he can view a magnified, high resolution 3D image of the surgical site. Unlike traditional laparoscopic surgery where the surgeon is limited by rigid, hand-operated instruments, the da Vinci System provides greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits to the patient may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities. Currently, robotic-assisted surgery is being provided in gynecology and urology.

“Milford Regional has remained on the leading edge of surgical services because of the vision and quality of our medical staff and hospital personnel,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “Their extraordinary efforts in bringing robotic-assisted surgery to Milford Regional and the expertise of our robotic surgeons and OR staff ensure patients will benefit from the very latest in surgical technology.”

For more information on the da Vinci® Surgical System at Milford Regional, visit the Robotic Surgery page on milfordregional.org.


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