Meet Our Robots


Dignity Health Sacramento’s high-tech robots allow our da Vinci surgeons to operate with extreme precision and control.

Dignity Health da Vinci® Robotic Surgical Systems

Seymor”: Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Seymor got his name from a local elementary school student who won the hospital's special naming contest. In providing surgeons with 3-D images of a patient's organs, da Vinci® systems offer a far better view of the treatment area than the naked eye. Seymor can literally "see more" than a human.

“LISA”: Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

LISA, short for “Less Invasive Surgical Application,” got her name from a Methodist Hospital of Sacramento sterile processing technician who won a facility-wide contest to name the operating room’s newest advancement.

Seymor and LISA are two of five high definition da Vinci® Surgical Systems across Dignity Health's Sacramento hospitals. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has two; Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento each have one.

What Surgeries do da Vinci Robots Help Perform?

Our da Vinci robots make a significant difference with delicate surgeries that focus on very detailed areas. They are especially effective for treating prostate cancer. For gynecologic surgeries, the precise dissections made possible with the robots can lead to a more complete cancer surgery and more accurate cancer staging.

Our specially trained surgeons work with the robots to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, with specialties including:

How do da Vinci Robots Help Me?

Patients who choose da Vinci surgery enjoy many potential benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain, blood loss and scarring
  • Less risk of infection and post-operative complications

See a Robotic Surgery Specialist

You may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. For a referral to a Dignity Health specialist, please call 888.253.1704.