Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Robotics in General Surgery

Robotic surgery has proven successful in helping surgeons perform general procedures on vital organs within the gastrointestinal system and the confined spaces of the pelvis. In fact, the precision of robotic surgery has allowed doctors to perform some pelvic surgeries laparoscopically that otherwise could not be safely performed with traditional laparoscopy.

At Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center, we use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform complex colorectal procedures, such as abdominoperineal resection (APR) and low anterior resection (LAR).

Additional robotic surgeries available at Morristown Medical Center:

  • Advanced hepatobiliary procedure
  • Complex hernia repair, such as:
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Paraesphogeal hernia
    • Ventral and incisional hernia
    • Ventral hernia with component separation
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Gallblader surgery – single-site (single incision) cholecystectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Rectopexy
  • Right colectomy with intracorpeal anastomosis
  • Sigmoid resection
  • Splenectomy

Potential benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less scarring, blood loss and pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time and return to daily activities
  • Decreased risk of infection

Robotic Surgery for Cancers and Tumors

Robotic surgery offers cancer patients a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery and in some cases, may minimize or eliminate the need for chemotherapy and radiation therapy.