Hudson Regional Hospital’s Institute for Robotic Surgery (IRS) on Thursday said its and operating rooms have been open since May 27, with 303 patients in the New York Metro area receiving treatment from its practitioners using the most technologically advanced equipment available for spinal, knee and hip, gynecological, general, bariatric and urological elective surgeries.
The hospital said it utilized the stay-at-home directive time to transform its surgical area into an appealing and comforting environment. The IRS, operating rooms, pre-op and post-acute after surgery areas converted underutilized space to increase the size of the pre- and post-acute operating areas, and the size and number of operating rooms. The redesign also included new flooring, calm wall paint throughout, and televisions in pre-op areas to help patients relax while waiting for surgery.
Hudson Regional Hospital’s surgical operating rooms, pre-op and post-op areas, as well as all personnel, are separate from those set up to treat COVID-19 patients, providing surgical patients with an additional layer of safety.
“The physical redesign is part of our multi-level strategy to provide the best health care experience for our neighbors in Bergen and Hudson counties. We know that our doctors, patients and communities deserve the best and we always strive to meet or exceed their expectations,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nizar Kifaieh.
Since reopening, practitioners at Hudson Regional Hospital have performed surgeries utilizing the IRS’s Da Vinci XI Robotic System, ExcelsiusGPS, Mazor Robotic Guidance System, and the Robotic Surgery Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Technology machine and the majority of patients are able to leave the hospital the same day.
In early June Hudson Regional Hospital said it entered into a contract to buy the properties on which Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center sit from current owner Avery Eisenreich for $76 million and $144 million, respectively.