Monmouth Medical Center has tapped a world-renowned expert in robotic surgery and pioneer of robotic prostatectomy to lead the region’s first and most comprehensive robotic surgery program.
The Department of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center appointed urologist Michael Esposito, M.D., FACS, medical director of its Robotic Surgery Program.
Dr. Esposito began performing robotic surgery in January 2002, and he beta tested and helped design the instruments used in robotic prostatectomies. Along with partner Vincent Lanteri, M.D., he beta tested and performed the first nine prostatectomies in the world with the four-arm daVinci Robot in 2003.
He co-authored the text “Robotic Urologic Surgery” in 2007 to teach other surgeons throughout the United States and Europe how to perform Robotic Prostate Surgery. It has been hailed as a valuable educational guide for novice robotic surgeons interested in performing a new procedure as well as a quick review for expert laparoscopic/robotic surgeons performing uncommon robotic procedures.
He has trained hundreds of urologists nationwide in robotic surgery — including many of the leading robotic practitioners in the country — and is he is co-director of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery and Fellowship Program at Hackensack University Medical Center.
A diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Esposito received his medical degree and urology training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a fellowship in Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery and Endourologic Stone Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland. In addition his training includes completion of the Master Class in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy at the University Du Renee Descartes in Paris, France. He is a HealthGrades’ Five-Star Doctor for prostatectomy.
As medical director of robotic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Esposito will oversee the clinical operation of the hospital’s Robotic Surgery Program, which offers comprehensive adult and pediatric male and female urology as well as comprehensive women’s gynecological services. A dedicated robotic surgery team includes highly trained surgeons, advanced practice nurses and surgical coordinators.
“Monmouth’s robotic surgeons use the latest in robotic surgery technology with high-definition visualization,” Dr. Esposito says. “Through the daVinci Surgery System, we are able to offer patients better outcomes than with conventional surgery.”
Monmouth’s da Vinci S Surgical System combines computer and robotic technologies with the skills of the surgeons to create a new category of surgical treatment, making it possible to treat a broader range of conditions using a minimally invasive approach. By enhancing surgical capabilities, robotic surgery is helping to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care.
To learn more about robotic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, call 1-888-724-7123, prompt 4, or visit www.barnabashealth.org/hospitals/monmouth_medical/robotics.
January 18 , 2011
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