Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center recently provided an opportunity for visitors and staff to ‘test drive’ a simulated version of their robotic surgery equipment. The da Vinci Si HD Surgical System is advanced technology used for a minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. Robotic surgery is an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. With da Vinci, surgeons are provided with the precision, dexterity and control of traditional open surgery, while only requiring, in most cases a 1-2 centimeter incision. The surgical system consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, four interactive robotic arms and a high-performance vision system. The surgeon is able to view highly magnified 3-D images of the body’s interior. Robotic-assisted surgery offers several benefits for patients, including: reduced trauma to the body, shorter recovery time, less change of infection and less postoperative pain.
To learn more about Orange Regional’s Robotic Surgery Program, visit www.ormc.org/roboticsurgery.
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.