Jersey City Medical Center advances robotic surgery innovation


Jersey City Medical Center now has the most advanced robotic-surgery system available with the acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Designed to further advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, the robotic procedure can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant 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. “Our latest acquisition offers patients minimally invasive surgical options to Hudson County.”

Dr. Anroy Ottley, Chief of Robotics Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, successfully performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair with lysis of adhesions 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% 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; and longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.