Locally, robotic technology is transforming the OR, with the help of the da Vinci Surgical System. This new surgical technology brings patients less pain, blood loss, scarring and recovery time. At Stamford Hospital, the public can see and touch the da Vinci at an upcoming seminar led by two robotic surgeons.
“Advanced Robotic Techniques – da Vinci Surgical System” will take place at Stamford Hospital’s Whittingham Pavilion, Rooms 1 and 2 on Sept. 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. At the presentation, two hospital surgeons will demonstrate how the da Vinci works and appropriate surgical procedures for the system. Additionally, the pair will explain the long list of benefits to the minimally invasive technology.
The free seminar will be led by Stamford Hospital’s Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Lance Bruck and the Director of Stamford Hospital’s Department of Surgery’s robotics program in urology Dr. Ketan K. Badani.
Last year, Stamford Hospital unveiled the da Vinci Surgical System for complex urological and women’s health surgeries. With the da Vinci, the surgeon is at the controls of a sophisticated surgical robot to perform the most complex and delicate procedures. da Vinci offers unmatched precision with the ability to make small incisions through the aid of enhanced 3D optics.
An expert in minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Bruck enlists the aid of the da Vinci system at Stamford Hospital for numerous gynecological surgeries including hysterectomies. He previously developed the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center, where he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. Dr. Bruck succeeded in raising the funds to support the Fellowship, primarily through industry support.
Dr. Ketan K. Badani is also the Director of Robotic Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, where he leads one of the largest and most comprehensive robotic and oncology programs in the country. He is one of only a few select surgeons in the world who have performed more than 1,000 robotic surgeries. In July, Dr. Badani began performing radical prostatectomies at Stamford Hospital with the da Vinci Surgical System.
Dr. Badani trained at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Mich. and is among the most experienced practitioners of robotic prostatectomies in the world. He is a noted author and lecturer and has published extensively on the subject, including landmark articles in the field of robotic surgery. Dr. Badani’s research in surgical technology continues to improve the quality of life for men after robotic surgery while maintaining the highest cancer cure rates.