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Meet Joe

Before he had prostate cancer, Joe's life was packed with family time, work aspirations and big goals in his journey as a runner. So when he was diagnosed, he—along with his team of doctors, nurses and caregivers at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital—was determined to make his treatment and recovery just a brief bump in the road. With minimally invasive robotic surgery, Joe was able to get back to feeling like himself more quickly than he'd thought possible. From finally being able to pick up his grandkids again, to setting off on a well-deserved family vacation, to getting back on the road to marathon training, he's made his post-surgical life all he'd hoped it could be.

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Located in Amherst, one of Western New York's fastest growing and safest suburbs, Millard Fillmore Suburban brings compassionate care to Western New Yorkers. Joe was treated within the hospital's surgical suite, where nearly 30 highly-trained surgeons perform nearly 1,000 robotic cases annually. Notable for their small incisions, state-of-the-art technology and lower overall risk, these kinds of procedures help patients like Joe get back on their feet—and back to their lives.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Smaller incision and scar
  • Fewer complications
  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • A faster return to normal life

Conditions Treated with Robotic Surgery:

  • Uterine and cervical cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Infertility
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder and kidney cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Gall bladder disease and stones
  • Hernia repair

October 2015, Millard Fillmore Suburban's daVinci© Si robot became the second busiest single-system robot in the world.