Robotic Surgery

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Northern Nevada Health System

Surgeons using the da vinci XI surgical systemRobotic surgery is a method in which a procedure is performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it enables the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of the body as the surgery is being performed.

Northern Nevada Medical Center and Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center both use the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System to perform a variety of surgeries and procedures including gallbladder removal, hysterectomies, hernia repair and urological procedures.

Robotic Surgery at Northern Nevada Medical Center

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Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery systems enable surgeons to operate on a patient via one or more small incisions, typically less than or equal to one centimeter long as opposed to the large incisions that may be required in traditional surgery. This lets surgeons perform complex, minimally invasive procedures with a surgical approach aimed at improving patient outcomes and the overall patient experience.

Other benefits from robotic-assisted surgeries include:

  • Reduced post-surgery pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer and smaller scars
  • Increased precision for more accurate joint replacements
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.

If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Health System, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.