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Sep 21, 2023

As part of our community health partnership with Valley Health, this month, we talked with Dr. Devin Flaherty, Director of Surgical Oncology for Valley Health, and Dr. Jorge Posadas, a general surgeon with Valley Health Surgical Partners to learn more about their use of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. 

The pair explained the vast and various types of surgeries that are being performed at Valley Health with the assistance of robotics including bariatric surgery, acute care surgery, appendicitis, acute gallbladder surgery, perforated ulcers, surgery for obstruction, bowel obstruction, general surgical oncology, urologic oncology, colorectal surgery, and gynecologic procedures like pelvic floor disorders. We discussed the benefits that range from smaller incisions, decreased recovery time, surgeons can get to hard-to-reach areas, decreased pain, decreased risk of infection, more precise/better accuracy, and decreased complications which all lead to improved outcomes.

Dr. Flaherty explained how surgeons are trained to use the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System and talked about how having this advanced surgical option is invaluable in recruiting trained & talented physicians. 

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