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Surgery Update: Riverview Adds Second da Vinci Robot

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What you need to know

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center has acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, providing its surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity, and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. Already home to the da Vinci Si™, the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System adds to the already robust robotic surgery program at Riverview Medical Center, where surgeons perform a multitude of minimally invasive surgeries for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

Surgeons at Riverview Medical Center utilize the da Vinci Si and Xi Surgical Systems for the following procedures:

Conditions & Treatments






General Surgery

The details

“Robotic surgery is the wave of the future,” says Robert Penney, M.D., chairman of the Robotics Committee at Riverview Medical Center. “Robot-assisted surgery allows patients to have major surgery with only a few small incisions. The benefits are numerous and include a faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, less risk of infection, smaller incisions with less scarring, a faster return to daily activities, and less pain, which helps to reduce the need for opioid pain medication.”

Structured with four arms mounted on an overhead suspension, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System can rotate into practically any position, giving surgeons even more flexibility and autonomy to reach more areas of the body than ever before. Additionally, the system is equipped with immersive high-definition, three-dimensional visualization, the latest in real-time fluorescence imaging, and advanced instrumentation, allowing for incredible accuracy all through the smallest incisions possible.

“The da Vinci’s advanced level of technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand,” says Dr. Penney. “The surgeon is always 100 percent in control, but the technology translates their hand movements into smaller, precise movements.”

“The robotics program at Riverview Medical Center is booming. In fact, David Dupree, M.D., a general surgeon with Riverview Medical Center, recently completed our one thousandth robotics case. With the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, we will be able to help many more community members in need.” – Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center.

For more information

Contact The Center for Robotic Surgery at Riverview Medical Center: 732-530-2442.