da Vinci Robotics

Minimally Invasive Surgery


Glens Falls Hospital's Surgical Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery program utilizes the acclaimed da Vinci® Surgical System. This minimally invasive system provides our surgeons with the ability to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Procedures are done through smaller incisions than traditional open surgery, resulting in less post-operative pain, a faster recovery, and a short hospital stay.


South Glens Falls High School and
Glens Falls Hospital Team Up to
Host da Vinci Surgical Robot

South Glens Falls High School and Glens Falls Hospital are partnering to provide students and residents of the community with a unique opportunity to “test drive” a robotic surgery system.

On December 12, Intuitive Surgical will be on-site at the school with a complete da Vinci robotic surgical system, identical to the one used by surgeons at Glens Falls Hospital. "The South Glens Falls School District is thrilled to welcome members of the Glens Falls Hospital surgical robotics team as they showcase the daVinci surgical robot to our students and community,” said Michael N. Patton, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools. “This is an incredible opportunity for our students and parents to learn about the technology behind minimally invasive surgery and explore careers in the health sciences field. These type of real world interactions help reinforce the educational experience we can offer to our students as they consider various pathways to college and careers. We are very excited to collaborate with Glens Falls Hospital on this experience."

During school hours, students will get a chance to actually sit at the surgeon’s console and perform “surgery” on tiny inanimate objects, with Intuitive representatives on hand to answer questions.

The evening session will be open to the community from 6pm to 8pm with similar hands-on opportunities for the public. Glens Falls Hospital surgical robotics team members: Dr. Greg Scalia, Baywood Surgical Associates; Dr. Vincent Cooper, Adirondack Urology Associates; and, Dr. Serena Coombes, North Country OB/GYN; will be on hand for demonstrations and to answer questions about the state of the art minimally invasive robotic technology.

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Meet our Surgeons and Staff

Greg Scalia, M.D.
GFH Director, Surgical Robotics & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Susan Bradford, M.D.
Women's Care
Vincent Cooper, M.D.
Adirondack Urology Associates
Sereena Coombes, M.D.
Hudson Headwaters
Health Network
Joseph D'Agostino, M.D.
Baywood Surgical Assocs.

Our Surgical Robotics program is overseen by a multi-disciplinary Steering Committee: (seated from left)
Director of Medical Staff Operations Bridget Cuccia; Dr. Vincent Cooper; Director of Perioperative Services Janet Larson; Dr. Greg Scalia; and Quality Consultant Cindy Stark; (standing from left) Vice President, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Pringle; Dr. Cindy Cerro-Conlon; Dr. Joseph D’Agostino Jr.; Dr. Sereena Coombes; Physician Assistant Jim McGork; Robotics Coordinator Mike Sylvain; SVP and Chief Operating Officer Paul Scimeca; and Dr. Susan Bradford.