MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The da Vinci robots at Northern Westchester Hospital, a designated training epicenter for robot-assisted colorectal surgery, are sophisticated and accurate surgical tools controlled by surgeons to improve the outcome of surgery. Smaller incisions and less scarring result in a reduced hospital stay, a quicker return to normal activity, and an easier time with post-surgery mobility for patients.
Director of the Colorectal Surgery Program at NWH, Dr. Gerald Wishner, provided Michael Gannon with a unique patient-centered experience, one Gannon would recommend to anyone requiring robotic surgery. “The care I received and the environment at Northern Westchester Hospital made it conducive to healing,” says Gannon.
As a designated peer-to-peer training network for the da Vinci Surgery System, Northern Westchester Hospital and Dr. Gerald Wishner are among an elite group with the deepest experience in da Vinci Surgery in the world. In fact, fewer than 20 sites in the world have received this designation. Northern Westchester Hospital is one of only two hospitals from Washington, D.C. to Syracuse, N.Y with this designation.
Approximately 85 percent of surgeries for colon, gastric, and biliary conditions at NWH are performed laparoscopically using robotic surgery. Patients can expect less pain, quicker recovery and more rapid return to everyday life. Early diagnosis and treatment of colon and rectal cancer is vital. Proper colorectal cancer screening for all individuals is critical and should be discussed with a doctor at an annual physical.
To watch Michael discuss his treatment, view the video above.
Learn more about Robotic Colon Surgery at the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery or call 877-469-4362.