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Surgical Technology

York Hospital’s Peterson Family Surgery Center is nationally recognized for its excellence in health care. We provide our patients with world-class surgical care in a state-of-the-art surgical center, with the convenience of being close to home.

Our talented team of surgeons and caregivers is renowned for their skills in the operating and procedural rooms. We proudly continue to care for each patient with the compassion and kindness they both expect and deserve, while leveraging all the latest in surgical technology.

The latest in surgical technology

At York Hospital, we leverage four advanced surgical systems in particular. They are:

Exactech GPS Mapping System

Exactech GPS Mapping technology is used for shoulder replacement surgeries. The navigation system, always under a surgeon’s control, helps achieve better patient outcomes including an exact fit. For a more detailed look, watch this video.

Inspire Therapy

Patients who have been unsuccessful with CPAP therapy, and who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe OSA, can benefit from this FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment. 

Specific criteria must be followed to qualify for this procedure, which is offered here at York Hospital. To learn more, please reach out to your provider. Get additional information here.

Mako SmartRobotics

Mako SmartRobotics is used for total and partial knee and hip replacements, and has transformed the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. York Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the Seacoast region to leverage this technology.

Each patient is provided a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. It also means better outcomes for the patient, including:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A quicker recovery
  • Less pain in the days and weeks following surgery

Learn more about Mako from this video

da Vinci Xi Surgical Robotic System

York Hospital has a number of surgeons who perform robotic-assisted surgery using a da Vinci system. This technology is beneficial because it extends the capabilities of their eyes and hands. 

The da Vinci vision system provides 3D high-definition views for your surgeon, giving them a clear view of the surgical area that is magnified 10 times to what the human eye can see. To perform the surgery, your surgeon uses tiny instruments that move much like a human hand but with a far greater range of motion. The system’s built-in tremor-filtration technology helps your surgeon move their instruments with steady precision.

During the procedure, your surgeon is with you in the operating room, seated at the da Vinci system console that gives your surgeon control of the instruments he or she uses to perform your surgery.

York Hospital surgeons who use the da Vinci Xi

  • Molly Buzdon, MD, General Surgeon, Surgery Associates of YH
  • Jason Kaiser, MD, General Surgeon, Surgery Associates of YH
  • Jessica Schnur, MD, General Surgeon, Surgery Associates of YH
  • Deeptha Sastry, MD, Gynecologic/Urologic Surgeon, Harbour Women’s Health

Technology and benefits

  • More precise
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Earlier discharge 
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery. 
  • Better clinical outcomes