Thanks to the latest evolution in surgical technology, Alta Bates Summit surgeons now have an effective alternative to traditional open surgery and laparoscopy. Robotic surgery helps surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Using the da Vinci™ Surgical System , surgeons can now operate using only 1-2 cm incisions and with greater precision and control than ever before, even the most complex and delicate procedures.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, robotic-assisted surgery is currently being used for procedures in general surgery, bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, gynecological surgery, and urological surgery. The following robot-assisted procedures have been performed at our medical center:
- Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
- Gastric Banding
- Hernia Repairs
- Colorectal Surgeries
- Nissen Fundiplication
- Ovarian Cystectomy