Conditions We Treat

Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Offers Innovative Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Procedures

Surgeons at the Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery Center are using groundbreaking technologies for minimally invasive surgery. Our surgeons are qualified to treat:

  • Prostate cancer: We offer nerve-sparing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, a minimally invasive procedure involving the complete removal of the prostate in cases of localized prostate cancer. We also offer robotic salvage prostatectomies for select patients that failed radiation. Traditional laparoscopic and open prostate removals are also available.
  • Kidney cancer: Robotic-assisted procedures are used for the complete removal of a cancerous kidney (nephrectomy), the removal of localized kidney tumors (nephron-sparing) and renal reconstruction, even in the most complex cases, dramatically decreasing recovery time. These techniques include single-incision surgeries. Traditional laparoscopic and open procedures are also offered.
  • Urinary obstructions: We offer robotic-assisted surgery for complex urinary tract reconstruction. Procedures include pyeloplasty, a minimally invasive procedure to correct an obstruction in an area that connects the kidney to the ureter (tube that transports urine to the bladder). The alternative procedure typically involves a large, open incision. Laparoscopic and traditional open procedures are also offered.
  • Bladder cancer: We use robotic surgery to remove the entire bladder when an invasive tumor is present (robotic-assisted cystectomy). This procedure can also significantly shorten the length of hospital stays and recovery time for patients. Open procedures are also available.
  • Adrenal gland tumors: We offer robotic-assisted surgery to remove adrenal glands (adrenalectomy) when a tumor or malignancy is found. Traditional laparoscopy is also offered.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: We are using robotic surgery to reconstruct and repair support for pelvic organs in women. We offer robotic-assisted procedures to remove the uterus (hysterectomy), repair vaginal prolapse – sacrocolpopexy and correct uterine prolapse following a hysterectom – sacral uteropexy. Traditional laparoscopy and open surgery are also available.

Robotic-assisted surgery can be used for most patients who are candidates for open surgery. Patient preference, in addition to lifestyle and condition, can help determine the most appropriate surgical option. We also have extensive experience in safely performing robotic surgery in patients who have had prior open surgery.

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