Good Samaritan Hospital Robotic Surgery Center Offers daVinci and Mako Robot Technology For Surgical Procedures

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), offers the lower Hudson Valley’s leading da Vinci Robotic Surgeons with expertise in Urologic, Gynecologic, Colorectal, Hernia and Bariatric surgery. The surgeons and Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants and Surgical Technicians form the renowned robotic surgery team. Together, the Good Samaritan Robotic Surgery team demonstrates excellence and pride in caring for our patients.

Robotic surgery is an option all patients need to explore when diagnosed with a condition requiring surgical intervention. If you, a relative, or a friend are looking for improved options to the traditional scalpel, robotic surgery is a possible choice.

Robotic surgery is a method to perform surgery using small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the movements of the robot using a computerized console. The robot is known as the da Vinci.

Traditional laparoscopy also uses tiny incisions, but the instruments are not attached to a robot. The addition of the robot to the surgical team allows the surgeon to manipulate tissue, suture material and attached instruments beyond the natural ability of the human hand. This is a major reason why patients experience less pain and bleeding with robotic surgery.

The Robotic Surgical System provides Good Samaritan Hospital surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, placing our surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the- art robotic surgery platform. The Robotic System enables our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. For the patient, this results in:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal daily activities
  • And in many cases, better clinical outcomes

In addition, Good Samaritan Hospital is the first hospital in the region to offer the Mako robotic-arm assisted knee and hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement is changing the way joint replacement surgery is performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. The technology allows surgeons to create a customized 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that helps the physician execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.

The Mako partial knee application is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.

Studies have shown robotic arm-assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures.

The Mako total hip application is a treatment alternative for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. Here, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation while readying the hip socket and positioning the implant according to the surgical plan.

”We are proud to be the first hospital in Rockland and Orange Counties to use this innovative technology,” said Mary Leahy, MD, CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System. “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with outstanding healthcare.”

For more information, call 833-22-ROBOT.

By Alan Roth