Robotic Surgery

If you or a loved one requires surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. With the da Vinci® Surgical System, surgeons at Samaritan Medical Center are advancing accepted standards for surgical care. Samaritan Medical Center Hospital's da Vinci Surgical System provides an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. Learn more about the urologygynecology, and general surgery procedures performed today at Samaritan with the da Vinci Surgical System.

The da Vinci technology enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. This means significantly less pain, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities.

In general, benefits of robotic and minimally invasive surgeries typically are:
• Less pain and scarring
• Less blood loss
• Fewer blood transfusions
• Less risk of infections
• Shorter hospital stay
• Faster return to normal activities

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art robotic surgical platform with magnified 3D, high-definition vision designed to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional surgical approaches, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a "robot," da Vinci cannot act on its own - surgery is performed entirely by your doctor. Together, da Vinci technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you may be able to get back to normal activities faster without the usual recovery following major surgery.

Samaritan Medical Center is changing the surgical experience in northern New York and the Fort Drum region. Learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System and the surgical experts who use this advanced robotic technology right here at Samaritan Medical Center.

Ask your doctor if your future procedure could be a candidate for this surgical option.

Samaritan's da Vinci® Robotic Surgeons

Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chief of Urology and Urologic Oncology
Alejandro R. Rodriguez, MD

John Barrett, MD
Kenya Cain, MD
Walter Dodard, DO
Nanci L. Hawkins, MD
Jonathan Oliva, DO

Kevin Chandler, MD

General Surgery
Eduardo B. Barayuga, MD
Daniel Bryden, DO
Leo Gosselin, MD
Robert O. Kimball, MD

Robotic Assistant
Ruth Powell, FNP-C

Robotic Surgery - Urology

When medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. These conditions include, among other things, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, and vesicoureteral reflux.

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Robotic Surgery - Gynecology

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When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.

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Robotic Surgery - General Surgery

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When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is often the suggested treatment for many conditions. If your doctor recommends surgery, learning about all surgical options can help you to make the best decision for your situation and ease any anxiety you may be feeling about surgery.

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