South Bay Hospital offers minimally invasive, less painful procedures utilizing robotic surgery.

Robotic assisted surgery is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Your doctor controls the robotic system, which translates his or her hand movements into small, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body. Though this is often called a “robot,” the system cannot act on its own: Instead, the surgery is performed entirely by your physician.

Robotic technology allows doctors to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result, you may be able to get back to life faster without the usually recovery following major surgery.

Patient Benefits

Compared with open surgery, having Robotic Surgery may offer you:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions for minimal scarring

Physician Benefits

The Robotic Surgical System is an improvement over conventional laparoscopy, in which the surgeon operates while standing and uses hand-held, long-shafted instruments that cannot bend or rotate. With conventional laparoscopy, the surgeon must look up and away from the instruments to a nearby video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy.

The System also extends our surgeon’s capabilities to provide these significant benefits:

  • Enhanced 3-D Visualization
  • Improved Dexterity
  • Greater Surgical Precision
  • Improved Access
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Reproducibility – Enhances the surgeon’s ability to repetitively perform technically precise maneuvers such as endoscopic suturing and dissection.
  • Simulator – Our Surgical Simulator allows Surgeons to perfect their skills on a variety of procedures in a non-clinical environment.

Robotic Surgery Options at South Bay

  • Prostatectomy/Urology
  • General Surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Cholecystectomy – Gallbladder
    • Colectomy – removal of all or part of the colon due to cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
    • Hernia Repair
  • Kidney Surgery