Peconic Bay Medical Center opened its seventh operating room, and acquired a new daVinci XI robotic surgical system. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, from left: Associate Executive Director Stephanie Russo, Dr. Robert Sloan, anesthesiologist, Executive Director Amy Loeb, Dr. Steven Ouzounian, chair of general surgery, Dr. Agostino Cervone, director of robotic surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Zilberstein, medical director, Dr. Scott Berlin, chair of obstetrics and gynecology, and Colby Wilson, director of operations, ambulatory surgery. Courtesy photo: Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Peconic Bay Medical Center announced this week it has added a seventh operating room and purchased a new da Vinci XI surgical system that will help expand minimally invasive surgical procedures.

The Riverhead hospital has seen an increase in surgical cases, PBMC Executive Director Amy Loeb said. “The additions of the new operating room and da Vinci surgical system will allow us to increase our surgical capacity, matching the needs of our growing community,” Loeb said.

The da Vinci Surgical System is state-of-the-art surgical technology that matches the skills of the board-certified, and fellowship-trained doctors. While the surgeon is performing the surgery, the da Vinci Surgical System translates the surgeon’s hand movements in real-time using tiny instruments that move like a human hand but provide a greater range of motion. The da Vinci Surgical System also gives doctors access to 3D, high-definition views of the surgical area magnified 10 times the human eye, making a more localized procedure possible and allowing the surgeon to operate through fewer incisions. This minimizes the risk of infection, causing less scarring and pain to the patient, and shortening the time of recovery.

Peconic Bay Medical Center recently received a Surgical Review Corporation accreditation as a Robotic Surgery Center of Excellence, and now has two da Vinci Surgical Systems.

“This second da Vinci XI Surgical Robot will allow for minimally invasive surgeries with flexible configurations,” PBMC’s Director of Robotic Surgery Dr. Agostino Cervone said.

“This technology couples the precision and flexibility of a machine with the know-how and skill of an experienced surgeon,” Cervone said.

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s newly opened seventh operating room, featuring its second da Vinci robotic surgical system. Courtesy photo: Peconic Bay Medical Center.

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