South Jersey Residents Invited to ‘Test Drive’ the da Vinci Surgical Robot at Kennedy Hospital on April 5th
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Surgical Robot Demo on April 5th at Kennedy in Stratford

South Jersey residents have an opportunity to “test drive” the latest in surgical technology – the da Vinci® Surgical Robot – at a special event set for Thursday, April 5th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford.

The robot, which is used for various surgical procedures – including gynecological surgery – will be on display in the lobby of the hospital at 18 E. Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Stop by to operate the robot yourself, and meet some of the highly-trained surgeons who use it for procedures.

More and more patients are turning to robotic surgical procedures at Kennedy because of its many benefits, including smaller incisions, less pain and a quicker recovery time.  Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, specially-trained surgeons operate while seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon’s fingers hold the master controls situated below the visual display, with their hands and wrists naturally positioned relative to his or her eyes.

The da Vinci® system seamlessly translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments inside the patient. It’s a more precise, yet less invasive way to do surgery.