Heritage Valley Conducts First Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Updated on March 15, 2013

The latest advancement in medical technology, the da Vinci® Surgical System, now benefits patients at Heritage Valley Health System. Earlier this month, David A. Corral, MD, FACS, utilized the state-of-the-art system to perform the first robotic assisted surgery at Heritage Valley Sewickley.

Dr. Corral, along with Ash Kshirsagar, MD, and Jonas Gricius, MD, physicians at Valley Urological Associates, is utilizing the da Vinci® Surgical System at Heritage Valley Sewickley for a variety of urological procedures. The da Vinci®Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny incisions and provides them with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the da Vinci®System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the body.

“Robotic assisted surgery provides many benefits for patients,” explained Dr. Corral. “The precision surgeons are able to achieve through this type of surgery minimizes surgical complications, pain and lengthy hospital stays. For the appropriate surgical candidate, this type of surgery is a great option and we’re fortunate to be able to provide it at Heritage Valley Sewickley.”

To schedule an appointment with the physicians at Valley Urological Associates, located on the fourth floor of Heritage Valley Sewickley, call 412.741.8025. For more information about Heritage Valley Health System visit www.heritagevalley.org.

Heritage Valley Health System is a $470+ million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 4,000 employees and more than 450 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.

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