January 14, 2016

The Robotic Surgery Program at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will display the advanced da Vinci surgical system and the Navio robotic-assisted partial knee replacement system to Smith Haven Mall January 30-31 as part of Mather’s annual Community Interactive Health Fair.

Shoppers can "test drive" the da Vinci robot on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 11 am to 4 pm. Local high school robotics clubs will test their skill on the advanced system in a friendly competition on Jan. 30 from 1-3 pm.

Navio, a high-precision robotic-assisted partial knee replacement system will be demonstrated, provides robotic assistance though an advanced computer program that relays precise information about the knee to a hand-held robotic tool that assists the surgeon during the procedure.

The Health Fair will feature demonstrations and free screenings by Mather’s signature programs and services, including the Bariatric Center of Excellence, Total Joint Replacement Program, Sleep Disorders Center, Outpatient Imaging Services and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. Mather’s Nursing Department will offer free blood pressure screenings on both days.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received eight consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods.