Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Moves to Crozer
- Crozer-Keystone’s da Vinci Robotic Surgical System was moved from Springfield Hospital to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
- The da Vinci system is used for advanced gynecologic surgeries as well as prostate surgery.
- This minimally invasive approach offers several advantages over traditional surgery, including less blood loss, less pain, shortened recovery time and significantly less scarring.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System has been a long-time fixture at Springfield Hospital. In order to improve the availability of the system, the da Vinci was recently moved to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Justin Chura, M.D.
“Moving the robot to Crozer-Chester Medical Center is part of our long-term strategic plan to upgrade to the latest system. Once the new system goes online, we will be able to offer a wider variety of surgical procedures including bariatric, thoracic and colorectal surgeries,” says Justin Chura, M.D., Crozer-Keystone gynecologic oncologist.
Crozer-Keystone Health System offers robotic-assisted, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery options for patients seeking shorter recovery times and less post-operative pain. The da Vinci is also used to treat prostate cancer in its early stages. Since the start of Crozer-Keystone’s Robotic Surgery Program, surgeons have performed more than1,000 procedures.
Using the da Vinci robotic platform and its 3-D images, a surgeon can perform precise maneuvers through tiny incisions. This minimally invasive approach offers several advantages over traditional surgery, including less blood loss, less pain, shortened recovery time and significantly less scarring. Post-operative patients often go home after one overnight stay and are able to return to work and their normal everyday activities much sooner.
“Having da Vinci at Crozer will eventually allow for patients to have more options when needing minimally invasive surgery,” Chura says.
All Crozer-Keystone surgeons in the da Vinci program are board-certified in their specialties and have extensive training and experience working with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. The experienced surgical support team also has received special training and is equipped to provide optimal care to their patients.
However, not every patient is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. It is important to work together with your surgeon to determine if it is right for you. Learn more information about the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System