Robotic Surgery

St. Francis Medical Center offers patients the best in surgical robotic technology. Once complicated surgeries with long recovery periods can now be performed robotically resulting in shorter recovery times. During robotic surgery, a surgeon sits at a computer console that provides a multi-dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy. From the console, the surgeon controls robotic devices that offer a wider range of motion and increased flexibility.

Because robotic surgery uses smaller incisions, it means patients experience:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal activities
Below are some of the surgical procedures which robotic technology can be applied:
  • Gynecological procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, and various other laparoscopic procedures
  • General procedures like colon surgery (various types), ventral hernias, inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, gastrectomy, bariatric surgery
  • Urological procedures such as prostatectomy, nephrectomy, and pyeloplasty

If you are considering surgery, talk with your surgeon to see if robotic surgery is right for you. 

St. Francis Medical Center/P&S Surgery & Heart Center is an accredited Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecology by Surgical Review Corporation. Not all hospitals and surgeons seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation. Learn more here.