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Can a robot help relieve your pain?

At Mercy Medical Center Redding, we’re using robotic surgery to help alleviate spine and back pain, knee pain, urologic and other general surgery issues. Find out more.Call Dignity Health today: (888) 628-1948

Three Types of Robot-Assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery, a type of minimally invasive surgery, is more precise and results in a shorter recovery period. With robot-assisted surgery, you can look forward to feeling better and getting back to living your life sooner. At Dignity Health North State our surgeons use three different types of robot technology to treat many conditions.

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If you suffer from spine and back issues, need a knee or hip replacement, or require surgery for a urologic or other delicate surgery issue, talk to one of our specially trained surgeons. Learn more about how the minimally invasive, advanced technology procedures Dignity Health North State hospitals offers with Mazor, MAKO and da Vinci robots might be able to help you get back to healthier, pain-free living.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Robotic surgery does not mean a robot is performing your surgery. Your surgeon is in control the entire time. Robotic surgery is a technology that allows your surgeon to perform procedures with unprecedented accuracy, providing you a shorter recovery.

During robotic surgery, your surgeon will:

  • Make several small incisions;
  • Insert the miniature robotic instruments into the incisions;
  • Perform the surgery by manipulating the instruments from a console. The instruments have a greater level of precision and range of motion, allowing your surgeon to access even hard-to-reach places;
  • Visualize the surgery site on the high-resolution monitor at the console. The monitor offers a better, more detailed view of the operating area than your surgeon would have if he or she were standing over you;
  • Remove the instruments and close the incisions.

Robotic surgery offers you and your surgeon many benefits, including:

  • More precise surgery, with less manipulation of healthy tissue
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain, blood loss and scarring
  • Less risk of infection and post-operative complications

However, keep in mind that robotic surgery is just one way we can perform your procedure. We may decide that you will have a better outcome if we perform a different type of procedure. Our surgeons have experience in all types of surgery. No matter which approach we take, we have your health and safety in mind. 

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