Robotic Surgery Procedures
Good Samaritan Hospital offers a variety of surgical procedures that have the option of being done using a variety of minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted surgical techniques.
General robotic surgery procedures at Good Samaritan Hospital include gall bladder single port access surgery, which is a form of advanced, minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery that uses a specialized technique where only one small incision is used. Through this single incision, the surgeon is able to retract organs and detach and remove the gallbladder. The incision site is typically at the belly button.
At Good Samaritan Hospital, robotic-assisted surgery is used to treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions, including:
Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital is a procedure that involves surgery on the organs located within the thorax, or chest. This minimally-invasive surgery, also called thraoscopy or thoracoscopic surgery, is performed with a thoracoscope, a thin telescope-like instrument with a camera on the end that allows the surgeon to view inside the chest.
At Good Samaritan Hospital, robotic-assisted surgery is also used as an effective alternative for complex and delicate urologic operations, including prostatectomy. This procedure, used to treat prostate cancer that is confined to one area, involves removal of the prostate gland and some of the surrounding tissue. By using the da Vinci®, the surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance patients’ recovery process and clinical outcomes.
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Content Updated: December 5, 2014