Jefferson Stratford Hospital now offering robotic surgical procedures

The first robotic procedure at Jefferson Stratford Hospital was recently performed by Jefferson Health – New Jersey Chief of Surgery Dr. Roy Sandau.

The Camden County acute care hospital said it is offering minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci Xi system, a new surgical robot that will be used for bariatric (weight loss) surgery, along with gynecologic, urologic and general surgery procedures.

Jefferson Stratford Hospital is home to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s surgical weight loss program — accredited through the National Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program as a Comprehensive Center. With the addition of the da Vinci robot, Jefferson New Jersey’s surgical weight loss program now offers an array of options for bariatric patients, including robotic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

Robotic surgery is known for offering patients quicker recovery times, less pain and smaller incisions.

Jefferson Health – New Jersey also offers robotic procedures with the da Vinci Xi system at its Washington Township hospital. Robotic surgery enables efficient access throughout a patient’s abdomen and chest; its immersive 3D-HD vision system gives surgeons a highly magnified view, “extending” their eyes and hands into the patient.