Robot-assisted surgery in Denver, Colorado
At HealthONE, our surgeons are committed to safely and efficiently getting our patients back to their lives. When possible, one of the ways we can do that is through advanced robot-assisted surgery.
Robotic technology requires only a few small incisions, which has numerous benefits to the patient. These benefits include less scarring, a quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay.
For more information about HealthONE's robotic surgery options, please call (303) 575-0055.
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which doctors use robotic technology to perform procedures. Despite its name, robotic surgery is performed by highly experienced, specially trained surgeons who are assisted by an integrated system of advanced computer and robotic technologies.
Our expert surgeons perform robotic surgeries across numerous specialties, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy
- Orthopedic surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy and nephrectomy
How does robotic surgery work?
During a procedure, your surgeon is 100 percent in control of the robot. Through a high-tech control module, surgeons move small operating instruments that allow for extremely precise movements.
The surgeon operates from a console just a few feet away from the operating table, and his or her hand movements translate to the robotic technology. The robot has tiny surgical instruments and a high-definition, 3D camera, which aids in an efficient, successful procedure.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Robotic surgery leads to a variety of benefits, including:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal daily activities
- Fewer complications
- Less pain and scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection
Robotic surgeries we perform
Our doctors perform a variety of surgeries using robot-assisted technology, including:
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hernia surgery
- Hip replacement
- Kidney surgery
- Knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Partial nephrectomy
- Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
Robotic single-site surgery
Robotic surgery offers the possibility of a single-incision surgery for select patients needing a hysterectomy or cholecystectomy. Patients who receive this type of procedure usually experience virtually scarless results. To accomplish this, surgeons operate through only one small incision in the navel (belly button). After a fast recovery, the scar is almost impossible to see.