Robot-assisted surgery in Denver, CO
Having surgery no longer means a long recovery time and big scars to show for it. At Swedish Medical Center, we work hard to stay a leader in surgery techniques and technology. That means our surgeons offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery whenever possible.
Want to know if you’re a good candidate for robotic surgery? Consult with your physician or find a doctor at Swedish.
Robotic surgery brings together the precision of a robot and the touch of a human. Using the advanced robotic technology, our surgeons can see more clearly and have better movement and control during surgery.
Many patients see a number of benefits from robotic surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Less blood loss and transfusions during surgery
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
What types of procedures are available?
Swedish currently performs the following procedures using the robotic technology:
Our program includes cardiac robot-assisted surgeries including mitral valve repair and replacement, left atrial myxoma, tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Maze procedure, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
General and specialized foregut
We offer many robot-assisted general surgical procedures, including adrenalectomy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colectomy, common bile duct exploration, esophagectomy, hernia repair, liver resection, Nissen fundoplication, pancreatectomy, pyloromyotomy, small bowel resections and bypass, splenectomy.
Gynecology and gynecologic oncology
Gynecologic robot-assisted surgeries to treat a variety of conditions including advanced treatment for gynecologic cancers. Our procedures include hysterectomy, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy and endometriosis resection.
Head and neck
Our experts now are using transoral surgery robot-assisted surgery (TORS) to perform extremely accurate surgeries without incisions. Transoral robot-assisted surgery is being used to treat benign and cancerous tumors (less than four cm) of the mouth and throat as well as benign base of tongue reactions.
Our spine surgeons use specialized robotic technology to perform spinal procedures. The technology creates a 3D image of the spine to help increase the precision of the procedure while also reducing the trauma to the body that is typically seen with surgery.
Lung nodule biopsy, lung cancer surgery, lobectomy and mediastinal masses (chest tumor) resection can be performed with the assistance of the robot, leaving less trauma on the body.
Our highly trained urologic surgeons use the most advanced robotic technology to perform many types of urologic surgery. Many procedures begin prior to the operating room with our state-of-the-art robotic platform creating a 3D model of your unique anatomy, compiled from pre-surgical imaging. Your surgeon then uses this model to map out a surgical plan, customized specifically for you. This plan is put into action with the assistance of additional robotic technology. Through small incisions, your surgeon operates robotic arms that provide magnified visualization of the procedure and move with dexterity greater than the human hand. Throughout the procedure, the 3D model is used to ensure accuracy. The result is a more precise, less invasive procedure. Our team provides a full range of urologic surgeries with robotic assistance, including prostatectomy, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, cystectomy, partial cystectomy, adrenalectomy, lymph node dissection, ureter reconstruction, vesicovaginal fistula repair and sacrocolpopexy.
Robotic surgery at HealthONE
Robotic-assisted surgery allows for small incisions and more control, creating access to detailed visuals while controlling robotic arms during procedures. This allows for minimally invasive procedures, offering fewer complications and a faster recovery.Learn about Robotic surgery