|(left to right): Pediatric urologist Thomas Vates III, MD, and urologist Pierre Mendoza, MD, medical co-director of the Institute for Robotic Surgery at Monmouth, talk with Rumson residents Lori Casciano and her son, Ethan, 7.
LONG BRANCH, NJ – Leonardo, Monmouth Medical Center’s surgical robot, recently visited the Monmouth Mall to give the public a taste of what it’s like to be a robotic surgeon.
Individuals had the opportunity to “play” with Leonardo and see how today’s top surgeons are performing minimally invasive robotic surgery. Participants were able to manipulate the robot and test their gaming, dexterity and concentration skills using objects like clay figures, rings and other props.
Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in the region employing two of the most advanced da Vinci robotic systems available to assist surgeons in performing cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures, including the removal of a variety of cancerous tumors and benign conditions.
Humphrey Chen, of Palisades Park, was picked as the winner of the contest to name Leonardo’s sister. Chen’s suggestion of Artemis, which comes from a Greek goddess known for her precision in archery, was chosen as the surgical robot is also known for providing surgeons with unparalleled precision. Minimally invasive robotic surgery offers patients less pain, scarring, blood loss and shorter hospital stays.
For more information on robotic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, call 1-888-724-7123 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/monmouth.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
April 19, 2012
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