Greenwich Hospital continues to add surgical services and state-of-the-art technology to improve outcomes.
- Greenwich Hospital's new O-ARM multidimensional surgical imaging system makes surgery quicker and safer.
O-Arm imaging technology gives surgeons real-time 3D images of patients during surgery. This enables more precise navigation around delicate areas such as organs and the spinal cord. Surgeons make fewer and smaller incisions to preserve healthy tissue and reduce complications.
- SIMPLE surgery enables surgeons to use a single incision to perform a wide variety of procedures, making recovery time faster.
Greenwich Hospital surgeons are among a small group of specialists worldwide pioneering a new minimally invasive technique known as Single Incision Multi-Port Laparo-Endoscopic (SIMPLE) surgery. This allows them to perform complex surgeries using just one incision.
Greenwich Hospital surgeons use the SIMPLE technique for a variety of procedures, including colon resection, hernia repairs, appendectomies, solid organ removal, gynecologic surgery and cancer surgery. The hospital is expanding the use of SIMPLE surgery to bariatric (weight loss) procedures, as well.
The benefits to SIMPLE surgery include reduced scarring, less pain, faster recovery, less risk of infection or bleeding, and a faster return to normal activities.
- New minimally invasive endovascular procedure allows patients to leave the hospital sooner and recover more quickly after an abdominal aorta repair.
The abdominal aorta is the main artery that supplies blood to the stomach and legs. An aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening enlargement or bulge of the artery caused by a weak arterial wall. This new minimally invasive approach uses endografts to facilitate smaller incisions in the groin. This results in faster healing time and fewer complications compared to traditional “open” surgery.
- Greenwich Hospital patients have access to key national clinical trials for spine surgery.
Under the direction of Zoher Ghogawala, MD, a neurosurgeon with the Connecticut Spine Institute, Greenwich Hospital’s Wallace Trials Center participates in a number of national clinical trials. These include an ongoing study comparing outcomes of two spinal fusion techniques to release a compressed nerve.
- Greenwich Hospital has been awarded national certification by the Joint Commission for spinal fusion surgery and hip and knee replacement surgery.
Two Greenwich Hospital programs – The Spine Institute and The Center for Joint Replacement – received certification for disease-specific care for adhering to national standards of excellence, quality and safety.