Rochester Regional Health is the first in Western New York to be certified in Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery—a new option that will help women who need breast cancer surgery preserve the shape and appearance of both the breast and the nipple.
As the name suggests, the procedure involves removing cancerous tissue through a single incision, in a discreet location such as under the breast or through the armpit, resulting in a hidden scar. Previously, mastectomies and lumpectomies would leave prominent scarring—a constant visual reminder of the cancer and surgery.Learn more
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics has recognized Rochester Regional Health hospitals with HIMSS Stage 7 validation. Achieved by only approximately six percent of hospitals nationwide, HIMSS 7 validation is the industry’s highest standard for electronic medical record adoption and implementation. The journey to HIMSS 7 achievement is a multi-year, eight stage process that requires collaboration and coordination of team members at every level of the health system.Learn more
A new, minimally invasive heart valve repair procedure is now available locally at the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital.
Rochester Regional Health is the is the first organization in Rochester, New York to implant the MitraClip®, a device that repairs a disorder called mitral valve regurgitation (the backflow of blood). Once implanted, the MitraClip® improves valve closure and reduces backflow of blood, allowing the heart to pump blood more efficiently, relieving symptoms and improving the patient’s quality of life.Learn more
Rochester Regional Health's Sports Medical team is the first in Upstate New York to offer the MACI® procedure to repair knee cartilage defects.
MACI allows doctors to take patients' healthy knee cartilage and use it to grow new cartilage. It can then be used to repair the damaged cells. The procedure is less invasive than other common treatments and allows patients to resume an active lifestyle after a shorter recovery.
MACI is approved for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee, with or without bone involvement.learn more about our sports medicine