Maimonides embracing surgery-performing robots
Baby Boomers all remember “The Jetsons,” a jazzy cartoon series they watched as kids in the early-1960s about George Jetson, his wife Jane and their two children living in a futuristic society. The family’s maid, Rosie, was a sassy robot. At Maimonides Medical Center, they don’t have robot maids, but robots are coming in handy in the operating room.
Keeping with the hospital’s philosophy of performing minimally invasive surgery, Maimonides Medical Center is embracing surgical robotics in the OR. The hospital is located at 4802 10th Ave.
“We perform surgery in the least invasive way possible, because research shows it provides multiple advantages for the patient. And we have some of the most experienced robotic surgeons in New York right here at Maimonides,” said Dr. Patrick Borgen, chairman of surgery.
Don’t worry about robots taking over the OR. The robots are only there to assist the surgeons.