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Robotic Surgery

At UHS, we are committed to providing superior patient care and being a leader in healthcare excellence and innovation in the communities we serve. In 2019, we started our Robotic Surgery Program for the Binghamton area to expand our range of services

Benefits of Robotic Surgery Compared to Traditional Surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller incision and minimal scarring
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
What is robotic surgery?

It’s important to know that robotic surgery combines the latest robotic technology with the knowledge, skill and expertise of our specially trained surgeons and other members of our clinical team.  The surgical robot itself doesn’t perform the surgery.  Instead, it is an advanced tool that assists surgeons in performing a wide range of complex operations. Our robotic surgery performed in the Binghamton region is minimally invasive, offering you less pain, less blood loss and typically a faster recovery. 

This highly advanced system features a magnified, high-definition, three-dimensional viewing system and instruments that maneuver and rotate to a far greater extent than human wrists. As a result, surgeons are able to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.  For you, this means a procedure that is easier on the body and has less chance of complications.

At UHS in the Binghamton area, our Robotic Surgery Program has been carefully developed and features a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, assistants and surgical technicians, all trained to support one another during the operation.  The surgeons are highly skilled and specifically credentialed to use the latest robotic techniques, and the entire team is committed to ensuring a positive surgical experience.

How does the robotic system work?

Using the robotic-assisted surgical system, surgeons can perform very complicated operations through very small incisions. Our robotic equipment and techniques include:

  • An ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating
  • A patient-side cart with interactive robotic arms
  • A high-definition 3D viewing system
  • EndoWrist instruments that rotate to a greater degree than human wrists and ensure the highest possible accuracy

Surgical Incision Comparison:

Traditional surgery and Robotic surgery incision comparison