Center for Robotic Surgery
da Vinci Xi® Robotic Technology
At Raritan Bay Medical Center, we are committed to providing world-class technology and care to help our patients recover faster and with more confidence.
Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge is home to the da Vinci Xi®, a robotic assisted surgical device that is 100 percent controlled by the surgeon and enables surgeons to operate through a few small incisions.
Designed to further advance minimally invasive surgery, the da Vinci Xi® can be used across a broad spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures including gynecology, urology, thoracic and general surgery including colo-rectal surgery. The da Vinci Xi® allows for just a single incision or 3-4 8mm incisions so patients benefit from less scarring, less of a need for pain medication and quicker recovery. Most patients return to work in 1-2 days after robotic surgery
Robotic surgery at Raritan Bay Medical Center offers many advantages over traditional surgery:
- Decreased risk of infection
- Less scarring, blood loss and pain
- Quicker recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon. The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on. The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body. And, da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements.