Our robotic assisted surgery program combines expert surgeons with state of the art surgical technology and experienced teams. Even complex procedures can be performed with smaller incisions, enhanced precision, and a faster recovery so you can get back home and get back to living.
Center of Excellence
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center is proud to be an accredited SRC Center of Excellence in robotic surgery. Earning SRC’s robotic accreditation signifies our ability to deliver the safest and highest-quality care to our patients. Our commitment to this process has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines.
Cardiovascular Robotic Surgery
Offered by the heart specialists at Dignity Health, cardiovascular robotic surgery results in smaller incisions, less damage to nearby tissue, and shorter recovery times than open heart surgery. Traditional cardiovascular surgery usually involves making a large incision in the chest and separating the sternum (breastbone). Robot-assisted cardiovascular surgery is minimally invasive because it uses smaller incisions between your ribs and does not usually require going through the sternum.
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Gastrointestinal Robotic Surgery
Using the Whipple procedure to treat diseases and cancers of the pancreas, duodenum, and bile duct, surgeons ensure patient’s receive leading edge treatment. Other gastrointestinal procedures that may be aided by robotic surgery include bariatric surgery, hiatal hernia repair, and gall bladder surgery.
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Gynecologic Robotic Surgery
Using a surgical robot can allow for a greater range of motion of the instruments and a three-dimensional view of the area of surgery. Because the movement of instruments by the robot is gentler than movement made by the human hand, there is greater precision, less bruising, less stretching of skin, less blood loss, and less pain after gynecologic procedures.
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Spinal Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery aids delicate and complex spine procedures such as spinal fusions by using navigation and 3D technology to help surgeons pre-map their surgeries and a robotic arm to precisely place implants into a patient’s spine. This minimally invasive technique permits the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting through them resulting in smaller incisions and less tissue damage.
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Thoracic Robotic Surgery
Thoracic procedures that can be aided by robotic surgical devices include minimally invasive procedures that treat lung, liver, and esophageal conditions. Patients who experience robotic surgery procedures have less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and less scarring.
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Urologic Robotic Surgery
Urologic surgeries aided by the precise movements available through robotic surgical devices can facilitate complex procedures in delicate areas of the body, such as the prostate.
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