Urology and Gynecology procedures have been performed robotically for several years. General Surgery is the new frontier in robotic technology. As the home of a high-volume, advanced robotic surgery program, our general surgeons are incorporating robotic technology into procedures when appropriate for patients. Those procedures include the following:
General Surgery Robotic Procedures
Robotic surgery is available for patients having both the Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass procedures. Gastric Sleeve is also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy. The newest of weight loss surgeries, it is growing in popularity. This minimally-invasive option removes all but a thin vertical 'sleeve' of stomach. Unlike the Lap Band, no adjustments are needed after surgery, and patients tend to lose weight more quickly. Gastric Bypass is also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. It is the most common gastric bypass procedure performed in the nation. Gastric Bypass operations combine gastric restriction with malabsorption, and this translates into both a limitation of food intake and limitation of how your body absorbs nutrients of the food that you do consume. Gastric Bypass makes faster weight loss possible but is a more invasive procedure compared to other weight loss surgery options.
Surgeries to repair hernias have been around for a long time. This gave physicians time to perfect traditional processes and begin to incorporate new tools such as robotic surgery. Hernia repair surgeries that incorporate robotic technology for patients include Inguinal Hernia, Ventral Hernia and Paraesophogeal Hernia/Nissen.
Colon surgery is performed for patients with colon cancer and with conditions such as Crohn's Disease or Diverticulitis. Robotic technology can be incorporated for patients when appropriate for patients having a Right Hemicolectomy, a Sigmoidectomy, as well as Low Anterior Resection and Abdominoperineal Resection.