If you’re having a urologic procedure, you may be a candidate for robotic surgery, a sophisticated surgical platform that lets doctors perform complex and delicate procedures using a minimally invasive approach through just a few small incisions. Both Dr. Jamison Jaffe and Dr. Justin Harmon are experts in robotic surgery and train physicians across the country in performing minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr. Jaffe previously served a Director of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Harmon previously served as Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Urology at the Albert Einstein Healthcare System Elkins Park Hospital.
Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery performed at St. Mary Medical Center offers many benefits over open surgical procedures, including:
Smaller incisions/less scarring
Less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions
Less pain and discomfort after surgery
Lower risk of infection
Shorter hospital stay
Faster return to daily activities
The surgeon sits at a control module near the operating table and controls the robotic arms to perform the operation through several small incisions in the patient’s abdomen.
The da Vinci Surgical System is made up of a high-definition, three-dimensional digital viewing system; interactive robotic arms; and specialized miniature surgical instruments. These components let surgeons perform complex surgeries in difficult-to-access sites within the body, such as deep inside the pelvic region. They distinguish robotic-assisted surgery as a significant advance in patient care over laparoscopy, a popular and more well-known minimally invasive surgical technique.