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St. Mary's to offer outpatient robotic surgery in Waterbury

BY John Stearns

12/1/2017
St. Mary's Hospital will begin offering outpatient robotic surgery on Friday from its Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury using one of its three da Vinci surgical robots to perform surgeries for hernias, endometriosis, oophorectomies, gallbladders and more.

St. Mary's Hospital averages about 600 robotically assisted cases per year, and is expected to shift a significant number of outpatient procedures to Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center, the hospital said. The surgical center focuses on ambulatory surgery, and includes seven operating rooms, three endoscopy rooms, a 21-bed post anesthesia care unit and pediatric recovery room.

The da Vinci surgical robot provides a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and hand instruments that have a greater range of motion than the human hand, allowing surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control, the hospital said.