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Robotic Surgery at Danbury Hospital

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - Danbury, CT

Dr. James Bruno, Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery at Danbury Hospital

Robotic or computer-assisted surgery is a specialized form of minimally invasive surgery. The robotic system used at Danbury Hospital is called the da Vinci Surgical System, which consists of two mechanical arms, a camera, a 3-D image processing system and a remote control unit.

The da Vinci Surgical System does not place a robot or computer in control of your surgery; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of your surgery at all times. The precision of the robotic system gives surgeons better vision, maneuverability and control. This extends the benefits of laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries to procedures that were once only performed with open surgery.

The da Vinci Surgical System does not place a robot or computer in control of your surgery; your surgeon is controlling every aspect of your surgery at all times. The precision of the robotic system gives surgeons better vision, maneuverability and control. This extends the benefits of laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries to procedures that were once only performed with open surgery.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premiere, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive and joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.




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