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Jefferson Health New Jersey Celebrates 3,000th da Vinci Robotic Surgery

3000th Surgery

It was time to celebrate a milestone Monday at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital: Dr. Roy Sandau – Chief of Surgery at Jefferson Health New Jersey – performed the 3,000th robotic surgical procedure at the hospital on July 3, 2020, using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Dr. Sandau, shown here with members of the hospital’s surgical team, has performed well over 800 cases using the da Vinci robot at the hospital, which first began offering robotic surgery in 2008.

In 2016, Dr. Sandau was awarded the Distinguished Surgeon Award by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., creator of the da Vinci system. He performed New Jersey’s the first EndoWrist® Stapler technology on the da Vinci system, as well as South Jersey's first robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Single Incision (SILS) colon surgery. In the 10-plus years since robotic surgery was introduced, this uniquely precise form of minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized healthcare, offering patients quicker and less painful recoveries.

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