SUFFERN - Good Samaritan Hospital has acquired a $2 million da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which doctors say is making operations more precise and less invasive, with speedier recoveries for patients that include less pain, bleeding and scarring. Officials said Da Vinci robotic surgery is an advanced extension of laparoscopic surgery, allowing doctors to perform the same traditional procedures, but with smaller incisions. The da Vinci Surgical System takes laparoscopic surgery to the next level by exponentially decreasing blood loss during surgery, greatly reducing infection rates and pain, and speeding recovery times. Surgical complication rates have also been shown to greatly decrease with the use of this system. Officials added since the introduction of the da Vinci System more than five years ago, it has been used successfully in tens of thousands of procedures. Its safety and efficacy have been documented in hundreds of clinical publications. The literature supporting da Vinci’s use is extensive, covering all surgical specialties where the System is used. The system will be used to assist surgeons in a wide variety of surgical specialties, including urological, gastrointestinal, colorectal, gynecological and general surgery.