Saturday, June 6, 2009
First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant
According to Medical News Today, the first robotic assisted kidney transplant took place at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Here's a snippet from the news story: "Transplant surgeon, Stuart R. Geffner, M.D., Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Saint Barnabas Health Care System Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, is the first in the world to use the Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System to successfully implant a kidney into a living recipient."
The Saint Barnabas Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division has programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.