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Robotic-Assisted Surgery

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Robotic-assisted surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery at Virtua

Robotic-assisted surgery is one of the latest options in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). MIS is a procedure where a surgeon inserts surgical instruments into the body through small incisions (usually 1 to 3 inches or less) and uses a miniature camera (laparoscope) to visualize the inside of the body.

The newest form of MIS, robotic-assisted surgery, is used at Virtua for general, urologic and gynecologic surgeries. To learn more about the specific robotic-assisted surgeries, see types of surgeries in the tabs above.

An experienced, specially trained surgeon utilizes state-of-the-art robotic technology, called the da Vinci surgical system, to perform this type of surgery.  

Unlike robots seen in futuristic movies, this robotic technology can’t be programmed to complete tasks or perform any type of surgery on its own. Rather, the surgeon manipulates robotic instruments with hand controls. These instruments interpret and refine the surgeon’s hand movements to provide remarkable precision and dexterity, and flexibility that goes beyond that of the human hand and wrist.


Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

For patients, robotic-assisted surgery can offer all the benefits of MIS including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less blood loss and risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal daily activities

Robotic-assisted surgery is available at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Voorhees hospitals. For information on robotic-assisted surgery at Virtua, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).


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