Jun 28, 2019 Jersey City Medical Center Advances Robotic Surgery Innovation with Acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Jersey City Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now has the most advanced robotic-surgery system available with the acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery, the robotic procedure can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery.

The da Vinci Xi system, robotic-surgery system at Jersey City Medical Center
With the da Vinci Xi system, robotic-assisted surgery at Jersey City Medical Center means less pain, smaller incision, and faster recovery.

“Jersey City Medical Center continues to raise the bar in providing the most advanced solutions to our community’s health care needs,” said Michael Prilutsky, President and CEO. “Our latest acquisition offers patients minimally invasive surgical options to Hudson County.”

Dr. Anroy Ottley, Chief of Robotics Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, successfully performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair with lysis of adhesions using the da Vinci Xi. The operation was completed in 35 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of robotics time.

“With Jersey City Medical Center embracing the power of evolving robotic assisted surgical technology, patients can expect exceptional surgical care delivered with enhanced precision and efficiency,” said Dr. Ottley.

Robotic surgeries at JCMC now include inguinal and ventral hernia repairs, single incision cholecystectomies, colon and rectal surgeries. The program will further expand in the coming months to include Urology, OB/Gyn, and Surgical Oncology.

As with all da Vinci Surgical Systems, the surgeon is 100% in control of the robotic-assisted da Vinci System, which translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. The System’s immersive 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Key Features Include:

  • A new overhead instrument arm architecture designed to facilitate anatomical access from virtually any position.
  • A new endoscope digital architecture that creates a simpler, more compact design with improved vision, definition and clarity.
  • An ability to attach the endoscope to any arm, providing flexibility for visualizing the surgical site.
  • Smaller, thinner arms with newly designed joints that offer a greater range of motion than ever before.
  • Longer instrument shafts designed to give surgeons greater operative reach.

For more information about the Robotic Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, call 201.915.2897.

About Jersey City Medical Center:
The Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital located on a campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor, conveniently located near major highways, PATH, bus and light rail stops on campus. A not-for-profit hospital, JCMC is a state-designated Regional Trauma Center with more than 16,000 admissions and 90,000 Emergency Department visits annually. JCMC has received many industry recognitions, including achieving Magnet recognition for a third time for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence; attaining the highest-grade level “A” for safety for 14 reporting periods since 2012; and the Orthopedic Institute being designated as a DNV GL Healthcare-certified Hip & Knee Replacement Program. RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. The medical center is also a state-designated stroke center, a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. In addition, Jersey City Medical Center is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency/crisis screening programs.

Sharon Ambis