The Mount Sinai Hospital Recognized as No. 4 on Newsweek’s World’s Best Smart Hospital 2021 List

The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the New York City metropolitan area and No. 4 globally among the most technologically advanced health care institutions on Newsweek’s list of “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals 2021.”

Post-Surgical Pain Relief Without Opioids

Clinician researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that patients don’t necessarily need opioids for pain relief following robotic prostatectomies. In a study published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery, the team found that strategic use of local anesthetic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) plus acetaminophen can effectively control post-surgical pain without narcotics.

Ocean Medical Center Names Mina M. Fam, M.D., Medical Director of Robotics Surgery Program

Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mina M. Fam, M.D., MBA, has been named medical director of the Center for Robotic Surgery. Dr. Fam is board certified in urology and is fellowship trained in urologic oncology. He specializes in all aspects of urologic cancer and robotic surgery offering the most advanced procedures for urologic cancers including prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, prostatectomy and urinary obstruction.

Surgery Milestone Reached for Rutgers Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Leader at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Urologic Oncology chief marks a major milestone in completing his 2,000th robotic prostatectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and one of the few hospitals in the state designated to teach surgeons about this technique.

Finding from a Johns Hopkins study challenges the belief that robotic surgery provides a favorable alternative to open surgery in frail patients

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are routinely promoted as alternatives to open surgery because of improved outcomes. However, the impact of robotic surgery on certain subsets of the population, such as frail patients, is poorly understood. Although minimally invasive surgical approaches have…

Expert Alert: Robotic repair offers benefits for many patients with leaky mitral valve

During each human heartbeat, four valves in the heart open and close once, moving blood through the heart’s chambers. But in some people, the flaps of the mitral valve between the heart’s left atrium and left ventricle do not work like they should. The opening may become narrow, or more commonly, the flaps may prolapse and not line up properly.