Herbert F Gretz MD performs Robotic Surgery at Greenwich Hospital.
Greenwich Hospital is setting a new standard for minimally invasive surgical care using robotic assisted technology with the da Vinci Surgical System. Robotic technology offers patients an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy.
Traditional open surgery often requires incisions between 6-12 inches. Laparoscopic surgery, which involves the use of smaller incisions, can be effective for many routine procedures but has limitations when patients require more complex surgery. Robotic assisted technology allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with increased precision through tiny incisions, 1-2 cm long, using a console, high-definition monitor and four interactive robotic arms.
Advanced robotic technology is used primarily for urological and gynecological surgery.
Robotic technology offers patients an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The potential benefits include: Shorter hospital stay, Faster recovery, Less pain, Less scarring, Less blood loss and fewer transfusions, Fewer complications, Quicker return to normal activities, Better clinical outcomes in certain procedures
Greenwich Hospital surgeons and staff specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques for a wide range of procedures, across virtually all surgical disciplines. Surgeries that once required extensive hospital stays and long periods for recovery and recuperation are now routinely done with this less invasive approach, often on an outpatient basis.
Using laparoscopic technology, specialized equipment and, at times, robotic assistance, the surgeons at Greenwich Hospital make tiny, precise movements through very small incisions. These innovative techniques cause minimal trauma to the body and offer significant advantages to surgical patients.
Our physicians are leading the way in global robotics development.With ever changing technology, you need someone on your side who knows how to treat complex problems.
Herbert Gretz is a Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He leads the robotics surgery program at WestMed and is the Director of Gynecologic Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery program at Greenwich Hospital. Dr Gretz is a global leader and innovator in gynecologic surgery.
Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a community hospital serving people in lower Fairfield County and lower Westchester County New York. A member of Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich Hospital is a teaching institution. It has an internal medicine residency program and is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. The hospital is also affiliated with New York Medical College, Columbia University School of Social Work, Fairfield University School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education, Norwalk Community College, Pace University, and Westchester Community College Respiratory Therapy, among others.
We serve a wide range of patients with benign and malignant conditions. Each surgical engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.