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Robotic Surgery

For certain complex procedures, surgeons need a helping hand that ensures greater precision, flexibility, and control. Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, leverages the latest in medical technology to help create better outcomes for patients. Patients who undergo robotic surgery can expect fewer complications, less pain and blood loss, a quicker recovery, and less noticeable scarring.

Instead of performing the procedure directly, the surgeon controls mechanical arms fitted with surgical instruments from a computer console inside the operating room. The mechanical arms move with more agility and accuracy than a human hand, while the console magnifies the surgical site with high-definition resolution, giving the surgeon an enhanced 3D view. With this approach, surgeons can perform even the most delicate procedures with ease, including those that might have been previously difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional methods.

At Waterbury HEALTH, our specially trained surgeons have the most advanced robotic systems in the world at their fingertips. We own two da Vinci® Xi robots with state-of-the-art instrumentation, vision, and features. One is equipped with a dual console that allows two surgeons to perform surgery simultaneously.

We offer robotic surgery as a minimally invasive option for several procedures within the following specialty disciplines:

  • Gynecological surgery
    • Endometriosis surgeries
    • Single-site hysterectomy
    • Myomectomy for uterine fibroids
    • Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery)
    • Fallopian tube removal
    • Adnexal surgeries
  • Colorectal surgery
    • Colorectal cancer surgery
    • Colectomy (colon resection)
    • Surgeries for benign colorectal diseases such as diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, and slow transit constipation
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
    • J-pouch surgery
  • Urological surgery
    • Nephrectomies
    • Partial nephrectomies
    • Pyeloplasty
  • General surgery
    • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
    • Hernia repair surgery

To make an appointment or for more information about robotic surgery at Waterbury HEALTH, please call (203) 573-7257.

Our Surgeons

 Gynecological Robotic Surgery

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Elisa M. Benzoni, DO
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, single-site hysterectomy, myomectomy, oophorectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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Eleanor A. Berry, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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Claudia Grogean, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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John C. Kaczmarek, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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Arthur B. Landry III, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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J. David Millerick, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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Meghan Slemmens, MD
(203) 754-2535
Procedures: Endometriosis surgeries, hysterectomy, myomectomy, fallopian tube removal, adnexal surgeries

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Christine S. Armstrong, MD
(203) 755-2344
Procedures: Hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgeries

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Ian Cohen, MD
(203) 755-2344
Procedures: Hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgeries

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Maria Fernanda Munoz
(203) 755-2344
Procedures: Hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgeries

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Janet Lynne Vodra, MD
(203) 755-2344
Procedures: Hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgeries

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Jonathan Foster, MD
(203) 578-4609
Procedures: Hysterectomy, myomectomy, adnexal surgeries

Colorectal Robotic Surgery

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Zhongqiu (John) Zhang, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS
(203) 568-2929
Procedures: Colorectal cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), surgeries for benign colorectal diseases, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC), J-pouch surgery

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Peter Zdankiewicz, MD
(203) 568-2929
Procedures: Surgeries on hernias, gall bladders, and colons

Urological robotic surgery

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Michael Flanagan, MD
(203) 757-8361
Procedures: Nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, pyeloplasty

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Sagar Phatak, MD
(203) 757-8361
Procedures: Nephrectomies, partial nephrectomies, pyeloplasty

General Robotic Surgery

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Juan Diego Holguin, MD
(203) 568-2929
Procedures: Cholecystectomy, hernia repair surgery, colon resections

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Jayakara (Jay) Shetty, MD
(203) 568-2929
Procedures: Cholecystectomy, hernia repair surgery, colon resections