Discover the da Vinci™: Excellent outcomes for minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery



Center for Modern Surgery proudly incorporates the revolutionary da Vinci X Surgical System for robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures.

Only 10 freestanding surgical centers in the United States offer the da Vinci system; Center for Modern Surgery is the first and only such facility in New Jersey to offer robotic-assisted surgery with this FDA-approved device.

Da Vinci gives the surgeon greater precision during maneuvers, better visual access and requires just one to five small incisions. Because of this exactitude and the laparoscopic approach, patients experience significant advantages with da Vinci over traditional surgery.


How does robotic-assisted surgery work?


Surgery with a da Vinci RobotRobotic-assisted surgery does not mean a robot is doing the work—the surgeon is. Rather, the technology enhances a surgeon’s highly practiced skill set.

The process begins with the surgeon sitting at a console that electronically communicates with a multi-armed surgical instrument unit placed over the patient. A camera displays the surgical area in high-definition, three-dimensional views, giving the surgeon magnified views of the field.

The surgeon operates hand and foot controls that remotely guide the precision instruments as they make small incisions for minimally invasive access. Once in place, the surgeon can remotely execute movements with greater flexibility than the human hand alone is capable of. This is an invaluable benefit during complex and delicate maneuvers.


How can I benefit from da Vinci?


Surgeon Operating with a da VinciCenter for Modern Surgery specialists perform gynecology, urology, pain management and general surgeries. Individual outcomes vary by procedure, but da Vinci typically produces better results than traditional/open surgery and outperforms some standard laparoscopic approaches as well.

  • Using hysterectomies as an example, the da Vinci laparoscopic system uses between one and five small incisions; this results in less pain and faster recovery compared to open surgery, which requires one long abdominal incision.  Other benefits include:
    • Shorter hospital stay.
    • Lower risk of complications (compared to standard laparoscopic and open approaches).
    • Lower conversion to open surgery (compared to standard laparoscopic approach).

*Results published in Gynecological Surgery
†Comparative results published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Patients undergoing robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair may experience.
    • Less post-operative pain, and may have a lower rate of complications through 30 days after discharge when compared to the traditional open approach.
    • A faster return to normal activity compared to open surgery.

Waite KE, Herman MA, Doyle PJ (2016) Comparison of Robotic versus Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal (TAPP) Inguinal Hernia Repair. J Robot Surg 10(3):239–44.
Internal data on file. Study was sponsored by Intuitive and performed in collaboration with external surgeons.
Kosturakis A, et al. First 100 Consecutive Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repairs at a Veterans Affairs Hospital. 2018; J Robot Surg. Dec;12(4):699-704. Epub 2018 May 3.
Supporting data includes data from a retrospective, multi-center, non-randomized controlled clinical study evaluating the use of the da Vinci Surgical System in Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures compared with open surgical procedures.