The Division of Robotic Surgery of The Center for Specialized Surgery at St. Joseph’s provides a variety of advanced robotic-assisted, less invasive options that are available to many patients facing surgery at St. Joseph’s Health.
With this latest evolution in surgical technology, St. Joseph’s Health surgeons now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – da Vinci Surgery. This robotic surgical system allows our specially-trained surgeons to provide patients with the best of both open and laparoscopic approaches.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery approach that enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and dexterity, while maintaining complete control of every aspect of the surgery. The robotic system’s three-dimensional high-definition view gives the surgeon the experience of traditional surgery, using miniaturized wristed instruments that mimic wrist and finger movements allowing the surgeon precise and complete control of the procedure.
The Division of Robotic Surgery of The Center for Specialized Surgery at St. Joseph’s includes an experienced and highly trained team of surgeons, nurses and supportive staff who specialize in the use of a computer-controlled surgical system that can provide all of the benefits of conventional surgery. The team works closely with a variety of other specialists for a comprehensive integrative approach for complete patient care.
Expert surgeons from various specialties at St. Joseph’s perform advanced minimally invasive surgery for cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, lung, uterus, ovarian and lung. Robotic surgery allows cancer patients to have an expeditious recovery after surgery, so they can start their other necessary treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, without any delay. These patients are evaluated by a comprehensive multidisciplinary team to optimize their treatment.
Robotic-assisted surgery offers all the benefits of other forms of minimally invasive surgery, including less blood loss, less pain, fewer adhesions, shorter hospital stay, improved cosmesis and quicker recovery.
The Division of Robotic Surgery performs leading edge procedures within a variety of specialties. Use the tabs below to learn more. Also, CLICK HERE to view recent NJTV coverage about our services.
All surgeries are performed at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center at 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503.
- General Surgery
St. Joseph’s General Surgery robotic program includes a highly trained and experienced group of surgeons who offer the full range of general surgical procedures. The state-of-the-art robotic technology enables the surgeons to operate with greater precision and dexterity, with a ten-fold three-dimensional magnification, while maintaining complete control of every aspect of surgery.
The patients derive the benefits of less blood loss, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
Robotic Single-Site platform allows the surgeon to operate through a single one inch incision hidden in the navel. Patients are thrilled with the aesthetic outcome, reporting that none of their friends can tell they have had surgery since there are no visible scars. Single- Site robotic surgery is currently used for gallbladder stones, and experts at St. Joseph’s are performing this procedure.
Robotic Surgery is used for benign and cancerous gastrointestinal conditions.
Robotic general surgery is performed at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center by experts for the following conditions:
- Stomach cancer
- Paraesophageal/hiatal hernias
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Incisional, inguinal and ventral hernias
- Gallstones (single site surgery)
For more information about General Robotic Surgery at St. Joseph’s, please call 862.207.7510.
St. Joseph’s state-of-the-art program includes an experienced and highly trained team of surgeons, nurses and support staff who specialize in the use of a computer-controlled surgical system that can provide all the benefits of conventional open-heart and other cardiothoracic surgery, with the recovery advantages of a minimally invasive technique. Robotic-assisted surgery is a leading-edge procedure and enables surgeons to perform a more precise operation less invasively than conventional cardiothoracic surgery, also allowing speedier recover times, smaller scars, less pain and less blood loss.
Procedures that we offer via the robotic approach include:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Coronary Revascularization) – Performed without the need for a heart-lung machine, this procedure is performed minimally invasively through small incisions made between the ribs.
- Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement – This procedure is performed with a small incision between the ribs and does not involve spreading the ribs apart, minimizing physical pain and reducing recovering time. It also provides a precise view of the mitral valve, optimizing chances for repair versus replacement.
- Pulmonary (Lung) Resections – Performed with a small incision between the ribs and does not involve spreading the ribs apart, this approach minimizes physical pain to the patient while providing access to the lung and its blood supply with excellent optics provided by the robotic video camera, especially helpful when removing cancer. Our surgeons are able to remove small portions of lung tissue, entire lungs and associated lymph nodes using the robotic-assisted procedure.
- Arrhythmia Surgery to correct atrial fibrillation
- Cardiac Laser Revascularization to improve blood flow to the heart muscle
- F. Repair of congenital heart defects like atrial septal defects
For more information about Cardiothoracic Robotic Surgery at St. Joseph’s, please call 973.754.2486.
St. Joseph’s offers state-of-the-art robotic surgery to treat diseases and cancers of the colon and rectum. The enhanced magnification and precision allows these complex surgeries to be performed minimally invasively by expert surgeons, with the following potential benefits:
- Precise removal of cancerous tissue
- Less blood loss
- Less postoperative pain
- Quicker return of bowel function
- Quicker return to a normal diet
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower rate of conversion to open surgery
- Better cosmetic result
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
For more information about Colorectal Robotic Surgery at St. Jospeh’s, please call 862.207.7510.
St. Joseph’s provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages though minimally invasive and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery to treat a vast array of conditions. The team at St. Joseph’s has an array of experience dealing with complicated issues such as: large fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, multiple prior abdominal surgeries/know extensive scar tissue, and endometriosis. St. Joseph’s are dedicated to providing progressive healthcare to women throughout their lifecycle.
Current conditions treated by our gynecologists include:
- Heavy/abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Ovarian cyst
- Pelvic mass
For more information about Gynecological Robotic Surgery at St. Joseph’s, please call 973.754.2700.
Highly trained urologists at St. Joseph’s perform robotic surgery for treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. The robotic platform, with its 3-D, magnified view, aids the surgeons in navigating the delicate nerves and blood vessels surrounding the prostate, and the intricate network of cancer cells targeted for removal in the bladder and kidneys. This offers many benefits compared to open surgery:
- Less bleeding
- Less pain
- Nerve sparing for improved erectile function
- Rapid urinary control with less incontinence
- Improved cancer cure rate
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Urinary obstruction (Kidney disorders)
For more information about Urological Robotic Surgery at St. Joseph’s, please call 201.500.8963.