daVinci and Mako Robots Used at the Hospital for Surgery Were Displayed
Robot Day was held at the Palisades Center Mall to promote Good Samaritan Hospital’s daVinci and Mako Robots. Both of the Robots were on display for anyone to try and observe. The robotic surgeons, nurses and techs who comprise the Robot team, were present to provide information and answer questions.
Sixth graders from all of the elementary schools in Rockland County participated in a “Name the Robot” contest and the winners were announced by State Senator David Carlucci at the event. Kelly Gazzara from Pearl River Middle School won for selecting the name, Michelangelo for the daVinci Robot and Luke Flanagan from the Macarthur Barr Middle School in Nanuet won for selecting the name, Jones for the Mako Robot.
The daVinci Robot is used at Good Samaritan Hospital for GI, urological and GYN procedures to enable the surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through small incisions with unmatched precision. For the patient, this results in less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery
time, a faster return to normal daily activities and in many cases, better clinical outcomes. Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm is used in knee and hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement is changing the way joint replacement procedures are 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.