If you're considering surgery, you now have greater access to the most advanced minimally invasive procedures in Colorado, including robotic surgery. Robotic surgery allows for small incisions and more control, creating access to detailed visuals while controlling robotic arms during procedures. The System reduces the risk of complications and allows for a faster recovery time after the procedure. Several common procedures, like a hysterectomy or hernia surgery, are performed utilizing robotic surgery.

HealthONE is proud to offer more centers, more surgeons and more procedures than any other hospital system in the state.

Where can I have a robotic surgery operation?

With hospitals across the greater Denver area, HealthONE offers access to robotic surgery in your neighborhood. We have recently expanded our robotic surgery program, giving you greater access to the most advanced surgical instruments in the state. Currently we offer robotic surgery at:

  • North Suburban Medical Center
    North Suburban Medical Center (NSMC) was the first hospital in north Denver to offer gynecologic robotic surgery. NSMC treats several gynecologic conditions, including Robotic Sacrocolpopexy and Robotic Hysterectomy.
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
    For 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has led the way in medical innovation. In 2003 P/SL was the first hospital in the region to offer robotic surgery. Anthony Canfield, MD, is a national leader in general surgery robotic procedures, and conducts monthly trainings for visiting surgeons. Led by Warren Strutt, MD, P/SL also completed the first transanal surgery in the region. The advanced robotic system provides no incision through the skin and allows access to hard-to-reach anatomy within the colon and rectum.

    Learn more about The Center for Robotic Surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center by watching the video below.
  • Rose Medical Center
    Rose Medical Center (RMC) utilizes robotic surgery in treating uterine cancer, kidney cancer and colon cancer. Dan Donato, MD, gynecological oncologist, is one of many trained robotic surgeons on staff at RMC. He also trains gynecological residents in robotic surgery.
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
    Sky Ridge Medical Center (SRMC) performs more robotic surgeries than any other hospital in the state of Colorado. With four robotic surgery systems, surgeons can perform robotic surgeries across several specialties, including Bariatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Urologic Surgery. SRMC also performs robotic spine surgery, which enables surgeons to perform simple and complex spine surgeries with exact precision. For some partial knee replacement procedures, SRMC also offers a minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. The procedure is powered by a robotic arm interactive orthopedic system, which offers a more precise and consistent result for partial knee resurfacing.
  • Swedish Medical Center
    With four robotic surgery systems, Swedish Medical Center performs the following procedures: Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery and Urological Surgery. Reginald Bell, MD, specializes in the surgical treatment of disorders of the stomach and esophagus. He has performed more foregut procedures than anyone in the Rocky Mountain region, including over 400 procedures. SMC also performs robotic spine surgery.
  • The Medical Center of Aurora
    The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) offers robotic surgery for gynecological, urological, thoracic and colorectal surgery.

Minimally invasive surgery for children

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Hospital offers minimally invasive pediatric surgery program so kids can be kids again soon after surgery. Our pediatric surgeons are experts in reducing pain, lowering risk of complications during surgery and comforting your child before and after their surgery.

Why use robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery combines the human touch of highly trained surgeons with the precision of today’s most advanced technologies.

  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster return to activity
  • Less scarring
  • Greater sparing of nerves

Robotic surgery procedures our HealthONE hospitals offer include:

  • Hysterectomy
    A surgery to remove the uterus.
  • Prostatectomy
    A surgery to remove the prostate gland.
  • Salping-Oophorectomy
    A surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
  • Myomectomy
    A surgery to remove fibroids from the wall of the uterus.
  • Sacral Colpopexy
    A surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse in women.
  • Cholecystectomy
    A surgery to remove the gallbladder.
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
    A surgery to remove all or part of the bladder
  • Nephrectomy
    A surgery to remove the kidney.
  • Gastric Banding
    A surgery to help with weight loss.
  • Coloectomy
    A surgery to remove all or part of the colon.
  • Nissen Fundoplication
    A surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Spleenectomy
    A surgery to remove the spleen