Center for Robotic Surgery

About the Center for Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center

The Meridian Center for Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center is revolutionizing the way physicians operate on patients with certain gynecologic, urologic and general conditions. Our physicians use the da Vinci® Surgical System which allows them to create small incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, but with improved visualization and range of motion.




What is Robotic Surgery?

Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery involves using a surgical robot to facilitate the performance of complex operations without the need for a large incision. By combining robotics and state-of-the-art computer technology, surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and control than traditional surgical approaches. In addition to a quicker recovery time for patients, other potential benefits of robotic surgery include less blood loss, reduced post-operative pain, faster and easier recovery, less scarring, and quicker return to daily activities.

Robotic-assisted surgery is being used at Ocean to treat a number of gynecologic, urologic and general conditions.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery

With robot-assisted surgery, patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions. The benefits to the patient may include a faster recover, shorter hospital stay, less bleeding, less pain, smaller scars, and quicker return to normal daily activities when compared to traditional surgery.

Because robotic surgery requires only a few small incisions, the post-operative pain is usually less than that experienced during open surgery.

Some of the benefits for surgeons include greater surgical precision, 10x magnification, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization, and improved access. Surgeons have the ability to perform more intricate procedures and experience a level of surgical precision never before possible.

Surgery performed robotically provides better control, dexterity, and visualization than with an open procedure, allowing surgeons to offer patient the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, including less scarring, pain, blood loss and infection risk, a shorter hospital stay, reduced recovery time and better overall clinical results.

The Center for Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center

At Ocean Medical Center, robotic assisted surgery is revolutionizing the way physicians operate on patients with certain gynecologic, urologic and general conditions. Our physicians use the da Vinci® Surgical System which allows them to create small incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, but with improved visualization and range of motion.

By combining robotic and state-of-the-art computer technology, our surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and control than ever before possible.

The Center for Robotic Surgery at Ocean Medical Center has performed more than 500 cases using the da Vinci® Surgical System. This accomplishment demonstrates the team’s determination to provide superior patient care and a level of expertise not available through all robotic programs in NJ.

Conditions & Treatments


Thoracic

• Lung Cancer

• Cancer of the Esophagus

• Cancer of the Chest Wall

• Birth Defect of the Chest

• Tumors in the organs of the chest cavity

Colorectal

• Small Intestine Disease

Gynecologic

• Fibroids

• Excessive Uterine Bleeding

• Uterine Cancer

• Pelvic Pain

• Ovarian Tumors

• Endometriosis

• Hysterectomy

Urologic

• Prostate Cancer

• Kidney Cancer

• Bladder Cancer

• Urinary Obstruction

• Tumors on the adrenal glands

• Adrenalectomy

• Nephrectomy (radical and partial)

• Reconstructive Pyeloplasty

• Prostatectomy

General Surgery

• Gallbladder Disease

• Diaphragm Hernia

• Fundoplication for Reflux Disease

• Small Intestine Disease

• Diverticular Disease

• Single Incision Surgery

The Robotic Surgery Team at Ocean Medical Center

Ocean’s surgical team is a skilled and specialized group hailing from prestigious institutions, with surgeons highly trained and experienced in robotic surgery. Our physicians take a highly collaborative approach to patient care, working together with our Magnet-recognized nurses, and entire medical center staff to coordinate the best possible outcomes and ensure the process is seamless.

Thoracic

Thomas L Bauer, M.D.

Obstetrics /Gynecology

Diane DiTusa, D.O.

Karim ElSahwi, M.D.

Allen Morgan, M.D.

William F Ziegler, D.O.

General Surgery

Aron L Gornish, M.D.

Ronald Matteotti, M.D.

Anil K Pahuja, M.D.

Mark R Schwartz, M.D.

Eugene Zurkovsky, M.D.

Urology

Michael L Howard, M.D.

Pierre J Mendoza, M.D.

Mark A Perlmutter, M.D.

Colorectal

Thomas R Lake, M.D.

Glenn S Parker, M.D.

Care Locations

  • Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08724

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