West Valley Medical Center uses minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery as an alternative to more invasive surgical methods. Robotic technology allows complex procedures to be performed through just a few, small incisions. As a result, patients get back to life faster without the usual recovery time following major surgery.
What is robotic-assisted surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition, 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the robotic system, which translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of the body.
Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery
Compared to traditional surgery, robotic surgery offers:
- Faster recovery
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Less need for pain medicine
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
Robotic surgery options offered
Our skilled surgeons use robotic technology to perform several procedures, including:
- Total Knee and Hip Replacement: Robotics technology uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. By guiding your surgeon during surgery, the technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting precisely what's planned to help protect your healthy bone.
- Spine surgery: Pre procedure planning allowing the surgeon to make the procedure predicable, more accurate. The technology offers visibility of navigation with real-time image guidance and decreased use of radiation in the operating room. Learn more about the robotics platform for spine surgery.
- Gallbladder surgery: Using single-site robotic assistance, this procedure requires one incision that is approximately an inch in length to remove the gallbladder.
- Hysterectomy surgery: A robotics assisted procedure to remove the uterus (partial hysterectomy) or the uterus and cervix (total hysterectomy), often to treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, uterine and cervical cancer.
- Kidney surgery: This procedure removes all or part of the kidney—often to treat kidney cancer.
- Pelvic and vaginal prolapse surgery: Utilizing robotics technology, the procedure repairs tissue and muscles supporting pelvic organs (uterus, rectum, bladder) that have become loose or weakened.
- Prostate cancer surgery: This procedure removes the prostate as part of prostate cancer treatment.
Kathy's gallbladder pain made her to say “Take me to the West Valley Emergency Room”. Kathy says the staff treated her like family. In less than a week, thanks to a successful robotic surgery, Kathy was back to work, making a difference in her community.