Telerounding

The Smith Institute at the North Shore-LIJ Health System is the only Urology department in New York, and one of few programs in the world, to offer robotics after surgery. When your surgeon visits you in your room after surgery, this is referred to as "rounding". Telerounding allows your surgeon to sit at a remote computer workstation and drive a robot that can visit you at your hospital bedside. This is particularly advantageous at a given moment when your surgeon may be at another location. The ability to teleround with your surgeon at that instant offers improved access to your doctor.

Offering a whole additional level of patient care after surgery, robotic telerounding has been associated with significantly increased patient satisfaction with postoperative care. Members of The Smith Institute have been among the very first in the world to perform telerounding as well as tele-surgery, performing surgery via robots across the world.