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 advanced robotic technology, 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 robotic technology:

Cardiology

Our program includes cardiac robot-assisted surgeries including mitral valve repair and replacement, left atrial myxoma, tricuspid valve repair and replacement, Maze procedure, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Learn more about cardiology procedures

General and specialized foregut

We offer many robot-assisted general surgical procedures, including adrenalectomy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colectomy, common bile duct exploration, esophagectomy, hernia repair, liver resection, Nissen fundoplication, pancreatectomy, pyloromyotomy, small bowel resections and bypass, splenectomy. Learn more about general and specialized foregut procedures

Gynecology and gynecologic oncology

Gynecologic robot-assisted surgeries to treat a variety of conditions including advanced treatment for gynecologic cancers. Our procedures include hysterectomy, myomectomy, sacrocolpopexy and endometriosis resection. Learn more about gynecology and gynecologic oncology procedures

Head and neck

Our experts now are using transoral surgery robot-assisted surgery (TORS) to perform extremely accurate surgeries without incisions. Transoral robot-assisted surgery is being used to treat benign and cancerous tumors (less than four cm) of the mouth and throat as well as benign base of tongue reactions. Learn more about head and neck procedures

Spine

Our spine surgeons use specialized robotic technology to perform spinal procedures. The technology creates a 3D image of the spine to help increase the precision of the procedure while also reducing the trauma to the body that is typically seen with surgery. Learn more about spine procedures

Thoracic

Lung cancer surgery, lobectomy and mediastinal masses (chest tumor) resection can be performed with the assistance of the robot, leaving less trauma on the body. Learn more about thoracic procedures

Urology

Our highly trained urologic surgeons use the robotic-assisted technique to perform many types of urologic surgery including, prostatectomy, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, cystectomy, partial cystectomy, adrenalectomy, lymph node dissection, ureter reconstruction, vesicovaginal fistula repair and sacrocolpopexy. Learn more about urology procedures