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Flushing, N.Y. – June 22, 2010 – Seated comfortably at a console viewing a 3-D image of her patient, Kathy Huang, M.D., attending physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), performed the first gynecological robotic surgery in Queens on a 37-year-old woman who had excessive uterine bleeding and an ovarian tumor.
The minimally invasive surgery was successful, the patient’s fertility was preserved and the woman was able to go home the same day. As a robotic surgery specialist, Dr. Huang has received advanced training in minimally invasive robotic surgery. Dr. Huang is the only gynecological surgeon in Queens offering robotic surgery to women.
Prior to coming to New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Huang has treated hundreds of women using robotic technology. Since New York Hospital Queens installed the robot in May, Dr. Huang has performed 10 cases—all with excellent outcomes.
“The success of these first robotic cases is a tribute to the experience and skill of Dr. Huang, and the planning and the preparation of her surgical team, said Gary Eglinton, M.D., Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Hospital Queens. “We are thrilled to be able to offer women in Queens robotic surgery which is the most high-tech, minimally invasive surgery available.”