Jersey City Medical Center advances robotic surgery

Minimally invasive surgery possible with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

With the da Vinci Xi system, robotic-assisted surgery at Jersey City Medical Center means less pain, smaller incision, and faster recovery.
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With the da Vinci Xi system, robotic-assisted surgery at Jersey City Medical Center means less pain, smaller incision, and faster recovery.

 Jersey City Medical Center has announced that it has the most advanced robotic-surgery system available with the acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

Advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, the robotic procedure can be used for surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

“Jersey City Medical Center continues to raise the bar in providing the most advanced solutions to our community’s health care needs,” said Michael Prilutsky, president and CEO.

Dr. Anroy Ottley, chief of Robotics Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, successfully performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair using the da Vinci Xi. The operation was completed in 35 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of robotics time.

“With Jersey City Medical Center embracing the power of evolving robotic-assisted surgical technology, patients can expect exceptional surgical care delivered with enhanced precision and efficiency,” said Dr. Ottley.

Robotic surgeries at JCMC now include inguinal and ventral hernia repairs, single incision cholecystectomies, colon and rectal surgeries. The program will further expand in the coming months to include Urology, OB/Gyn, and Surgical Oncology.

As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100 percent in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The system’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Key Features Include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision, definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

For more information about the Robotic Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, call 201-915-2897.