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Langhorne Physician Services

Robotic Surgery

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.

Patient Benefits

  • smaller incisions and less scarring
  • reduced blood loss and fewer blood transfusions
  • less pain and discomfort following surgery
  • less risk of infection
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster return to daily activities

 
The surgeon sits at a control modulel 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 composed of a high-definition, three-dimensional digital viewing system; interactive robotic arms; and specialized miniature surgical instruments. These components enable surgeons to perform complex surgeries in difficult-to-access sites within the body, such as deep inside the pelvic region, and distinguish robotic-assisted surgery as a significant advance in patient care over laparoscopy, a popular and more well-known minimally invasive surgical technique.

Conditions we treat using robotic surgery

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Adrenal conditions
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstruction