Revolutionizing Surgical Care: Lehigh Valley Health Network Leads the Way with Da Vinci 5 Robotic Surgery Technology

LVHN becomes one of the first in the world to provide cutting-edge robotic surgery technology | Lehigh Valley Regional News

Robotic surgery technology has come a long way and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is leading the charge. The Da Vinci 5 surgical system, now available at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest in Allentown, is one of the latest advancements in robotic surgery technology. This cutting-edge system by Intuitive is designed to improve patient outcomes, efficiency, and insights, ultimately reducing the cost of care.

As President of LVHN’s Northampton region, James Miller emphasizes that the adoption of robotic surgery is not just about using advanced technology but about achieving better clinical outcomes and value. With enhanced sensory capabilities, improved visibility, and addressing surgeon ergonomics, the Da Vinci 5 system leads to gentler surgery for patients. The system also includes force feedback technology, allowing surgeons to sense and measure the force exerted on tissue during procedures.

The Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence has 17 Da Vinci robotic surgical systems available across 15 specialties. Dr. Michael Pasquale, physician-in-chief at the Institute highlights that extensive experience gained from performing a high volume of robotic surgeries results in better outcomes for patients including less pain, reduced blood loss, and quicker recovery times. This underscores LVHN’s commitment to providing excellent surgical care using the latest technological advancements in the field.

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