Meridian Center for Robotic Surgery at Riverview Medical Center

About Our Center

Riverview Medical Center is providing even more options for minimally invasive surgery at the new Meridian Center for Robotic Surgery at Riverview Medical Center. Our physicians use the da Vinci® Surgical System which allows them to use the small incisions associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery, but with improved visualization and range of motion.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotically-assisted surgery entails the use of a surgical robot to facilitate the performance of complex operations without the need for a large incision. By combining robotics and state-of-the-art computer technology, surgeons can operate with greater dexterity and controls than with traditional surgical approaches.

Patient Benefits

With robotically-assisted surgery, patients can have major surgery with only a few tiny incisions, benefits include:

• Faster recovery with a quicker return to daily activities
• Shorter hospital stay
• Less blood loss
• Less post-operative pain
• Reduced risk of infection
• Smaller incisions with less scarring for improved cosmetic results

Robotically-assisted surgery at Riverview Medical Center

Robotically-assisted surgery may be a good option for the treatment of a wide-variety of colorectal, general, gynecologic, and urologic conditions that previously required open surgery, and is being used at Riverview for a number of procedures including:


•  Hysterectomy for benign fibroids and cancerous tumors, including uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer
•  Myomectomy, or removal of fibroids from the uterus
•  Lymph node removal in women with gynecologic cancers
•  Uterine or vaginal prolapse
•  Treatment of endometriosis
•  Treatment of excessive uterine bleeding
•  Treatment of chronic pelvic pain


• Prostate Cancer
• Kidney Cancer
• Bladder Cancer
• Urinary Obstruction
• Tumors on the adrenal glands
• Adrenalectomy
• Nephrectomy (radical and partial)
• Reconstructive Pyeloplasty
• Prostatectomy

General Surgery

• Gallbladder Disease
• Diaphragm Hernia
• Fundoplication for Reflux Disease
• Small Intestine Disease
• Diverticular Disease
• Single Incision Surgery


• Colon and Rectal Cancer
• Benign Polyps
• Small Bowel Tumors
• Rectal Prolapse
• Crohn’s Disease
• Ulcerative Colitis

How the da Vinci® Surgical System Works

When using the daVinci system, surgeons sit in a console that provides a three-dimensional view of their operating field. Below the screen, they work the master controls that guide the robotic arms, which manipulate the instruments and insert a tiny camera that enables them to see inside the patient. The surgical robot is unique because it provides greater magnification, a three-dimensional view, and instrument arms that allow for more freedom and movements that mimic a human wrist.

Although seated in a console a few feet from the patient, the surgeon views an actual image of the surgical-field while operating real time. The system replicates the surgeon’s movements and cannot make decisions on its own or make any maneuver’s without the surgeon’s input.

The Riverview Difference

When you turn to the Meridian Center for Robotic Surgery at Riverview Medical Center you also benefit from the Riverview difference, including extraordinary surgeons, an exceptional environment, and small touches. Our da Vinci System is located in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art center for surgical excellence which includes a comfortable waiting room for our patients and their guests, as well as larger and more advanced operating suites to allow our surgeons to do what they already do great, better.

Expert Surgeons

Riverview’s surgical team is a skilled and specialized group hailing from prestigious institutions, with surgeons highly trained and experienced in robotic surgery. Our physicians take a highly collaborative approach to patient care, working together with our Magnet-recognized nurses, and entire medical center staff to coordinate the best possible outcomes and ensure the process is seamless.

Patient Stories


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Care Locations

  • Riverview Medical Center
    1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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