Robotic-Assisted Surgery

How It Works

When possible, your surgeon may perform your procedure using robotic-assisted techniques. This means your surgeon will control a robotic surgical tool to make incisions and treat your health condition.

During your procedure, your surgeon sits at a console near the operating table. From there, your surgeon sees high-definition, 3D images of your body and controls robotic arms that make tiny movements with greater flexibility and precision than the human hand.

How You Benefit

Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive because your doctor can perform your surgery through tiny incisions, usually only as wide as a dime. If you have robotic-assisted single-site surgery, which uses one small incision through the belly button, you’ll have a nearly invisible scar.

You may also benefit from:

  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster healing
  • Less risk of complications, such as blood loss and infection

Procedures We Offer

Trust the surgeons at Mary Greeley Medical Center for your procedure if you and your doctor determine robotic-assisted surgery is right for you. We offer robotic-assisted:

  • Adrenal gland surgery
  • Colorectal surgeries, such as colon resection, bowel diversion treatment (ileostomy), and treatment for rectal cancer
  • General surgeries, such as treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder removal, hernia repair, and spleen removal
  • Gynecologic surgeries, such as uterus removal (hysterectomy), endometriosis treatment, and vaginal prolapse repair
  • Lung surgery, including lobectomy to remove part of the lung
  • Urologic procedures, such as prostate and kidney removal

Expert Surgeons Near You

Rest assured, your surgeon completed extensive training to become certified in robotic-assisted surgery. Expect high-quality care because our surgeons have successfully performed more than 1,000 procedures using da Vinci® surgical robots.

Advanced Option for Lung Surgery

Mark Taylor, MD, is the only surgeon in Iowa who can perform robotic-assisted lung surgery.

Is Robotic Surgery Right for Me?

Talk to your doctor to determine whether you’re a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Learn about what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.

Find a Surgeon Near You

Search online for a skilled Mary Greeley Medical Center surgeon, or ask your primary care provider for a referral.