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Surgery at RWJ Hamilton
 A new single-port approach to surgry takes "minimally
invasive" to another level.
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You are in good hands at RWJ Hamilton if you are planning inpatient or same-day surgery. A team highly skilled in medical-surgical and anesthesia medicine allows our patients to benefit from the latest surgical and endoscopic procedures. In addition, many of our physicians offer minimally-invasive procedures -- including Robotic Surgery -- which typically result in less pain and faster recovery.

Our surgery center is equipped with advanced systems and instruments, including lasers, fiber optic cameras and video systems and provides access to:
  • Board certified surgeons and endoscopists
  • Advanced technology
  • Specially-trained surgical staff

Same Day Surgery offers convenience. Patients are able to return to the comforts of home and support of family and friends on the same day. 

Learn how to prepare for same-day surgery. 

Robotic Surgery

Through the combination of surgical expertise and the The da Vinci Surgical System®, robotic-assisted surgery uses a state-of-the-art system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive procedure possible. Providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view, robotic-assisted surgery enables the surgeon to see tissues and blood vessels at a level of detail far beyond what is possible with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.

Your doctor controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a robot, the system cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. The system's tiny instruments have an even greater range of motion than the human hand. 

The Benefits
This technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. For patients, da Vinci surgery offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities

As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgical outcomes can vary by patient and procedure.

Many surgeons offer specialized minimally-invasive surgery.

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