Advanced Laparoscopic Associates’ (ALA) Dr. Amit Trivedi performed the first set of robotic surgeries in the United States that used advanced Augmented Intelligence Features in real time during surgery. These surgeries were performed using the TransEnterix Senhance Robotic Surgical SystemTM

Dr. Trivedi and his team at Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center in New Jersey successfully completed their first set of surgical procedures in September, 2020. The Robotic surgeries were performed using the newly FDA approved Intelligent Surgical UnitTM (ISU) that brings augmented intelligence capabilities to the Transenterix Senhance Robotic Surgical System.    

Multiple general and bariatric surgery procedures were performed by Dr. Trivedi, Chair of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center, and his team.

“The new Intelligent Surgical Unit provides me with capabilities that I’ve never before experienced in performing laparoscopic or robotic surgery. The system can easily recognize and track different robotic or manual instruments to move the camera efficiently. These capabilities make controlling visualization during complex surgery simpler and more efficient,” said Dr. Amit Trivedi. “In addition, the ISU enabled my surgical team to see and experience what I was seeing on the surgeon console so they could proactively assist me and play a more active role during the Digital Robotic Surgery”.

“I believe the ISU will add new benefits to what we can do in surgery, and is the start of a new era in surgery where augmented intelligence can be integrated in real-time during an operation to benefit both the surgeon and especially the patient.”

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Amit Trivedi, MD, is board-certified by The American Board of Surgery. He completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, is also a teaching surgeon and a specialist in bariatric surgery. 

Dr. Trivedi is known for developing lifelong friendships with his patients. He is dedicated to improving his patients’ health and feels blessed to watch the positive impact bariatric surgery has on his patients’ health, self-esteem and personalities. He wants his patients to know that they have the correct information, the right surgeon and that weight loss surgery is a good and safe option when performed correctly. 

Dr. Trivedi has always been a supporter of minimally invasive surgeries and stays at the forefront of the latest technologies. As technology advances, surgical outcomes improve by reducing the fatigue that can impact a surgeon’s decision making ability. Dr. Trivedi was excited to be able to employ this new ISU technology.

Bariatric surgery has been shown to be the most effective long-term weight-loss treatment for people suffering from obesity. The health benefits of bariatric surgery are tremendous. ALA offers many weight loss surgery options. Request an appointment and one of our expert surgeons will discuss your case and recommend the right procedure for you. And, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from initial consultation to recovery and long-term monitoring.

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