If you’re a woman between 35 and 50 years old and suddenly begin to have extremely heavy, intense and prolonged periods along with pain and pressure in your abdomen, you may be among the up to 80 percent of women affected by uterine fibroids, or benign tumors that form in the smooth muscle of the uterus. Here, F. Michael Shaw, MD, Director of Gynecology at the Institute of Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery at Northern Westchester Hospital, discusses non-surgical and surgical remedies.
A recent article in MD News chronicles the latest move by NWH to ensure that colorectal surgery and other laparoscopic procedures performed at Northern Westchester Hospital is more precise than even more. Using the da Vinci Surgical System Robot is paramount for NWH surgeons. This pioneering instrument is proving to be an appreciated top choice for the department, and perhaps a game changer for doctors at NWH in Westchester County.
The Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery (IRMIS) at Northern Westchester Hospital offers many patients an effective alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy with the da Vinci® Surgical System. Jerald Wishner, MD, Medical Director of the Colorectal Cancer Program at Northern Westchester Hospital, and Co-Director of IRMIS shares some of the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery and the intensive training required by surgeons to use this leading technology….
Robot-assisted Surgery Got its Start on the Battlefield
by Dr. Warren Bromberg
The original destination for guided robotic surgery was the battlefield: The hope was that expert surgeons could operate on injured soldiers remotely. While these plans have yet to pan out, robotic technology has been adapted for civilian use.
Northern Westchester Hospital now has two such devices, the da Vinci® Surgical System.