Science & Technology
4:39 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Robotic Spine Surgery: The Future Is Here

Some of the Littauer Surgical Team, pictured with Dr. Shen and the new technology.
Credit Nathan Littauer Hospital

A small Fulton County Hospital is on its way to becoming a major destination for patients in need of back surgery.

Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville has purchased and received its first Renaissance Robotic System, a groundbreaking technology offering new hope for patients suffering from debilitating spine pain.

Renaissance is the only FDA approved surgical guidance system for spine surgeries, which will be performed by Dr. Jian Shen, who is responsible for bringing the technology to Gloversville.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Partnership Will Bring More Surgeons To Northern Berkshires

North Adams Regional Hospital
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A collaboration between healthcare providers in the Berkshires will help expand surgical services in the northern portion of the region. 

Thursday in North Adams, Northern Berkshire Healthcare announced a new partnership with Pittsfield-based Berkshire Surgical Associates that will bring two general surgeons to North Adams Regional Hospital.

Timothy Jones, president and CEO of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, said that the additional surgical staff made available through the collaboration will help the North Adams Regional Hospital treat patients closer to home.

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