Advanced Robotic-Assisted Surgery Offers Many Benefits

McLeod surgeons utilize the latest surgical advances and techniques and have access to the finest in technology and surgical equipment. Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It allows the surgeon to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with traditional techniques.

Like minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted surgery is performed through a few small incisions and provides many benefits to the patient including: less pain, minimal scaring, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, quicker return to normal activities, and less blood loss.

During surgery, the surgeon controls the robot’s every move while seated at a console in the operating room. The surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements guide the robot as it becomes an extension of the surgeon’s hands. The surgeon views the surgical site through high-definition, magnified, 3-D imagery that provides improved precision and visualization.

Advanced robotic technology allows our surgeons to perform a wide range of complex general surgery, urology and gynecological procedures.

  • Robotic-Assisted Technology Provides Surgical Options

    The robotic technology provides the surgeon with enhanced access, greater visibility, flexibility and control than possible when performing surgery using traditional techniques.

    Let the expert hands of McLeod surgeons guide the robot to improve your health.

  • Our General Surgeons perform:

    • Hernia Repair
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Colon Removal
    • Reflux Disease
  • Our Urologists perform:

    • Robotic Prostatectomy for prostate cancer removal
    • Nephrectomy for kidney removal
    • Pyeloplasty for congenital or acquired ureter disease
    • Cystectomy to remove the bladder for bladder cancer
  • Our Gynecologists perform:

    • Robotic Hysterectomy
    • Endometriosis
    • Sacrocolpopexy for vaginal prolapse
  • Our Thoracic Surgeon performs:

    • Lobectomy – Partial Lung Removal for Lung Cancer
    • Wedge Resection – Partial Lung Removal for Lung Cancer
    • Esophagectomy – Partial Esophagus Removal for Esophageal Cancer
    • Thymectomy – Thymus Gland Removal for Tumors
    • Thoroscopy
    • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Operating Room Team

    Robotic-assisted surgery is a team approach with a designated team of operating room staff specially trained in robotic-assisted surgery. The teams, at both McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Seacoast, are present during every robotic procedure. They work side-by-side with each surgeon to obtain the best outcomes possible for all patients.

    The robotic-assisted operating room teams consist of a physician assistant, operating room nurses, and surgical technologist.