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 da Vinci® robotic system, 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 da Vinci® technology:
- Robotic cardiothoracic surgery: minimally invasive heart and lung surgery, including mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafting and lung lobe removal
- General surgery: hernia repairs, removal of the appendix and much more
- Gynecologic surgery: hysterectomies and other procedures to treat patients with certain forms of gynecologic cancer
- Urological surgery: study, treatment and care of urological conditions, including urologic cancers such as prostate cancer as well as more rare conditions that affect adults and children
We want you to get back to the lifestyle you enjoy, faster. Our surgeons also offer robotic surgery technique for these procedures:
- Adrenalectomy: removal of one or both of the adrenal glands
- Cholecystectomy: removal of the gallbladder
- Esophagectomy: removal of part or all of the esophagus to help prevent the back-up of acid into the esophagus from the stomach
- Nissen fundoplication: wrapping the upper stomach around the lower esophagus to help prevent the back-up of acid into the esophagus from the stomach
- Gastrectomy: removal of all or part of the stomach
- Hernia repair
- Lysis of adhesions