Robotic-assisted surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center provides unrivaled expertise in robotic surgery. Our specially-trained surgeons use a high-tech robot to perform complex and delicate operations through very small surgical openings.
Our robotic-assisted surgery team has completed numerous hours of training to become certified in the latest robotic-assisted surgery techniques. You can trust the experience and quality of our team to be there for you every step of the way.
Robotic surgery often provides:
- Less pain
- Faster recovery time
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss
What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
In robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon sits at a console a few feet away from you and watches a monitor through lenses that are like binoculars. Using hand and foot pedals, our surgeons controls three robotic arms. One arm holds a small tool that has a light and a camera. The other two arms hold tiny surgical tools at their tips. Our surgeons insert the tools through small cuts to perform your surgery.
The robotic arms can move in more ways than a human wrist moves. The robot's arms allow our surgeons to make very precise, complex motions that would not be possible without the robot.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of minimally invasive procedure or laparoscopic surgery. As with other types of minimally invasive surgery, you will have smaller scars than with open surgery, which uses a longer incision. You are likely to heal faster with less pain and go home from the hospital sooner with this technologically-advanced tool.
Good Samaritan Medical Center's da Vinci® Surgical System allows unparalleled precision, visualization, dexterity and control. The end result: a breakthrough in surgical capabilities that allows faster recovery with less scarring.
Surgeons and patients around the world have found da Vinci Surgery to be safe and effective minimally invasive treatment option for a range of complex conditions. The da Vinci System is used in several surgical specialties including:
- General surgery
Robotic surgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Coronary artery disease
- Gynecologic cancer
- Heavy uterine bleeding
- Kidney disorders
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Mitral valve prolapse
- Prostate cancer
- Throat cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse