Pediatric Robotic Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health   

Pediatric Robotic Surgery

Minimally-invasive surgical options for kids

As a parent, you want the best for your child. When a child needs an operation, our surgeons’ top priorities are maximizing safety, a positive patient experience, and the best possible outcomes.

At Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health, we utilize minimally invasive methods that result in shorter hospital stays, less pain, and faster recoveries, whenever possible, so your child can get back to being a kid.

Our pediatric urologists and pediatric general surgeons have moved beyond traditional laparoscopic surgery to provide robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for pediatric patients. For example:

  • Our pediatric urologists use robotic surgery to treat conditions affecting the kidney, including reconstruction of the ureter and bladder.
  • Our pediatric general surgeons use robotic surgery for gallbladder, hernia, and appendix surgery, as well as more complex bowel and solid organ resections, gynecological surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric cancer, abdominal and chest cavity procedures, and lung surgery.

Patients travel from across the country to receive care from our renowned pediatric surgical experts.

Benefits of Pediatric Robotic Surgery

The use of robotics for pediatric surgeries is exciting because it benefits both surgeons and patients. For surgeons, using this technology gives better magnification and visualization so they can make more precise dissections, incisions and repairs. The system offers a 3D, high-definition view ten times greater than the human eye can see, and incorporates near-infrared and other imaging to enhance the view of the surgical area.

For most pediatric patients, robotic surgery provides benefits like:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Decreased blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Smaller external and internal scars
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities

As a parent, you can feel confident knowing the surgeon is always the one performing the operation, using a robotic instrument is simply a sophisticated tool that improves the process and outcomes that is being controlled by the surgeon bedside to your child.

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Our Pediatric Robotic Surgeons

Our children’s hospital specialists from Pediatric Urology and Pediatric General Surgery have trained to be experts in robotics at some of the nation’s most renowned health care organizations. They join forces with other pediatric specialists in New Jersey to provide a unified plan for every patient.

Why Choose Us for Pediatric Robotic Surgery?

Depending on your child’s condition and treatment plan, they may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic surgery. If that’s the case, know that they are in good hands at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health because they can access:

Vast Resources and Expertise

The Pediatric Urology and Nephrology Clinic at both hospital campuses includes the largest pediatric robotic surgery program in New Jersey.

World-Renowned Pediatric Surgeons

Physicians throughout the world receive training from our pediatric surgeons on the latest advances in robotic surgical techniques and procedures.

Leaders in Robotics for Pediatric General Surgery

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the only hospital in the state that has pediatric general surgeons performing robotic surgery.

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