Huntington Hospital recently performed a specialized surgery involving
its new daVinci robot system, the first for New York State.
John Wagner , assisted by Theodore Goldman, Huntington’s director of
robotic surgery, used the system to perform two hysterectomies in what
is known as a single-site technique, in which all instruments are
inserted through a small incision inside the belly button.
be the first hospital in the region and one of the few in the country
to offer this surgical innovation, demonstrates Huntington’s commitment
to providing our gynecological patients with the most advanced,
minimally invasive surgical options,” Wagner said. “The single site
technique, whether performed laparoscopically or robotically, represents
the next evolution in and the most advanced form of this type of
surgery. It’s less painful and the single umbilical incision is often
The hospital said Goldman is one of only 25 physicians in the country
certified to perform robotic surgery via the single site technique.
Nationally, there have only been about 300 cases to date using robotic
technology for advanced single site gynecologic procedures.
is a great step forward for Huntington Hospital, and is the result of
our focus on providing the most advanced care across a range of
programs" said Kevin Lawlor, Huntington's president and CEO.
this year, Huntington Hospital was designated as a Center of Excellence
in Women’s Health Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally