News Feed Item

Northwell Health Recognized as Network of Excellence for Advanced Robotic Surgery

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwell Health has become the first health system to receive the Network of Excellence in Robotic Surgery designation from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

Northwell Health is the first health system to earn the Network of Excellence in Robotic Surgery designation.

Northwell's designation comes on the heels of SRC recognizing four of its hospitals for their robotic surgery expertise:  Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park, Huntington Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Northern Westchester Hospital earned Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery earlier this year; Huntington Hospital and LIJ Medical Center received this recognition in 2017 and Southside obtained the designation in 2016.

SRC is an independent, nonprofit, patient-safety organization and the leading administrator of quality improvement and accreditation programs for surgeons and hospitals worldwide.

"This recognition as the first system of excellence in robotic surgery is the perfect recognition of the teamwork, expertise and innovation that characterizes our surgeons' commitment to minimally invasive surgery, faster recovery and improved patient experience," said David Battinelli, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Northwell Health.

Northwell Health surgeons utilize advanced robotics to perform procedures in the following specialties: urology, gynecologic oncology, colorectal, breast surgery, ENT, orthopedics, thoracic, gynecology and general surgery. Leading edge robotic technologies utilize high-definition, imaging that provides surgeons with a magnified view and greater visualization of the surgical site. With the robot's flexible, "wristed" instruments, precision and accuracy are improved, and incisions are smaller. Robotic surgery patients often experience less pain, decreased risk of infection and dramatically faster recovery.

"Being able to offer my patients robotic surgical options has been a wonderful addition to the vast surgical opportunities Northwell Health has to offer," said Jill Whyte, MD, co-director of Northwell Health's robotics program and a gynecologic surgeon. "With robotic technology, we are able to perform procedures such as hysterectomies that would normally require a large incision and long recovery time to instead only have small marks and return to their everyday lives nearly immediately."

Northern Westchester, LIJ, Huntington, Southside and five other Northwell hospitals are staffed with state-of-the art da Vinci robots and skilled surgeons. Northwell Health performed more than 4,300 robot-assisted procedures in 2017 with a multidisciplinary team made up of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and surgical technicians.

"Being able to perform these minimally-invasive procedures takes a coordinated team and I truly appreciate all those who have made Northwell Health's robotics program the success it is," said James Sullivan, MD, Northwell Health robotics co-director and a surgical oncologist. "Northwell Health is a leader in robotics, committed to improving outcomes for patients by meeting high standards for clinical excellence. Before awarding these hospital-specific designations, SRC evaluated all aspects of robotic surgical care, ranging from pre-operative testing and procedures through the operating room and all post-operative care."

For more information about Northwell Health's robotic surgical capabilities, call 844-ROBOTMD or go to https://www.northwell.edu/robotic-surgery

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 650 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit 

Contact: Alexandra Zendrian
azendria[email protected]

(PRNewsfoto/Northwell Health) (PRNewsfoto/Northwell Health)

Cision View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/northwell-health-recognized-as-network-of-excellence-for-advanced-robotic-surgery-300661658.html

SOURCE Northwell Health

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and deploying OpenStack. Some of the topics will include:- best practices for creating repeatable deployments of OpenStack- multi-site considerations- how to customize OpenStack to integrate with your existing systems and security best practices.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Transformation Abstract Encryption and privacy in the cloud is a daunting yet essential task for both security practitioners and application developers, especially as applications continue moving to the cloud at an exponential rate. What are some best practices and processes for enterprises to follow that balance both security and ease of use requirements? What technologies are available to empower enterprises with code, data and key protection from cloud providers, system administrators, inside...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
You want to start your DevOps journey but where do you begin? Do you say DevOps loudly 5 times while looking in the mirror and it suddenly appears? Do you hire someone? Do you upskill your existing team? Here are some tips to help support your DevOps transformation. Conor Delanbanque has been involved with building & scaling teams in the DevOps space globally. He is the Head of DevOps Practice at MThree Consulting, a global technology consultancy. Conor founded the Future of DevOps Thought Leade...
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jo Peterson is VP of Cloud Services for Clarify360, a boutique sourcing and benchmarking consultancy focused on transforming technology into business advantage. Clarify360 provides custom, end-to-end solutions from a portfolio of more than 170 suppliers globally. As an engineer, Jo sources net new technology footprints, and is an expert at optimizing and benchmarking existing environments focusing on Cloud Enablement and Optimization. She and her team work with clients on Cloud Discovery, Cloud ...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...