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First Robot-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery In The U.S. Performed At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

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January 23, 2002
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Cornell University
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A 71-year-old retired businessman from New Jersey is the first patient in the U.S. to receive robotically-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery without a chest incision of any kind.

New York, NY (January 17, 2002) - A 71-year-old retired businessman from New Jersey is the first patient in the U.S. to receive robotically-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery without a chest incision of any kind. The operation was performed by Dr. Michael Argenziano, director of robotic cardiac surgery, and Dr. Craig Smith, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, as part of a clinical trial sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration at NewYork-Presbyterian's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center on January 15, 2002. Until this point, coronary artery bypass surgery required open-chest surgery, which involves an eight to ten-inch incision made in the chest. Robotically-assisted surgery requires only three pencil-sized holes made between the ribs. Through these holes, two robotic-arms and an endoscope (a tiny camera) gain access to the heart, making surgery possible without opening the chest.


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Cornell University. (2002, January 23). First Robot-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery In The U.S. Performed At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020123075521.htm
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