BK hospital using robotic system for surgery

NYU Lutheran Medical Center has carried out 150 robotic surgeries since the state-of-the-art da Vinci System was installed nine months ago.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center has carried out 150 robotic surgeries since the state-of-the-art da Vinci System was installed nine months ago. (8/8/16)

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn hospital is saving lives using the latest robotic technology.

NYU Lutheran Medical Center has carried out 150 robotic surgeries since the state-of-the-art da Vinci System was installed nine months ago.

"It allows you to do very complex surgery through very small incisions, which is just great for patients," says Dr. Diana Contreras, NYU Lutheran's director of robotics. "The pain is so much less. The recovery is so much faster."

The system allows a surgeon to view real-time 3D video from a camera inserted in the patient's body. The surgeon can then use a joystick to control the robotic arms holding surgical instruments.

The team at NYU Lutheran says the robotic system is the most advanced of its kind in Brooklyn.

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