Peter M. Kaye, M.D.
 
Ramapo Valley Surgical Associates
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Robotic Surgery

The majority of colorectal surgery in the United States is still done through a large incision, which results in a longer hospital stay, a longer recovery, and a prolonged absence from work. Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal problems was developed in the interest of decreasing the pain during recovery which results in a quicker return to normal life. In recent years, the da Vinci robot has been used in the treatment of colorectal illnesses such as colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The da Vinci robot has taken minimally invasive surgery to the next level. It allows for surgery to be done through tiny incisions, giving the surgeon 3-D vision, with instruments 1000 times more precise than standard laparoscopic tools.

Dr. Kaye pursued additional, extensive training, becoming an expert in robotic colon and rectal surgery. Over the past 3 years, in addition to performing the first robotic colorectal resection in Rockland County, he has performed over 200 colon and rectal resections using the da Vinci robot.

Dr. Kaye continues to bring cutting-edge and innovative technology to Good Samaritan Hospital, so that patients in the community can receive the most up-to-date care, close to home.

Click below to learn more about Intuitive's da Vinci robot:

http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-colorectal/