Robotic surgery may sound like technology of the future, but this leading-edge minimally invasive surgery is already in the hands of the specially trained surgeons at North Kansas City Hospital, offering many benefits over traditional surgery.
da Vinci Surgical® Technology
Our third generation da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through a few tiny incisions. The system’s miniature camera gives your surgeon a remarkably clear and magnified high-definition view inside the body. This combined with the miniaturized, flexible surgical instruments controlled by the surgeon help take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand offering a much higher level of precision and control.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Depending on the type of surgery you need, robotic surgery can offer a number of benefits over traditional open surgery, including:
- Better clinical outcomes in many cases
- Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Reduced risk of infection and complications
Not everyone is a candidate for robotic surgery. Talk with your doctor about your surgical options or contact a robotics specialist at North Kansas City Hospital.
Robotic Procedures Offered at North Kansas City Hospital
Urological Robotic Procedures
- Adrenalectomy – Removal of tumors of the adrenal gland
- Cystectomy with ileal conduit – Removal of the bladder due to cancer and creation of a small urine reservoir that drains through an opening in the skin (stoma)
- Nephrectomy (partial or radical) – Removal of part or all of a kidney
- Nephroureterectomy – Removal of a kidney and the ureter
- Prostatectomy – Removal of the prostate gland
- Pyeloplasty – Procedure to clear obstruction between the kidney to the bladder
- Renal cyst decortication – Removal of cancerous and noncancerous areas of the kidney
- Ureteral reimplantation – Repositioning a damaged or abnormal ureter tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder
Gynecological Robotic Procedures
- Endometrial resection – Removal of endometrial implants while preserving the uterus
- Hysterectomy – Removal of a woman’s uterus and sometimes the cervix, ovaries and/or fallopian tubes
- Laparoscopy – Examination of the abdomen’s interior to diagnose and treat endometriosis and other pelvic conditions
- Myomectomy – Removal of noncancerous fibroid tumors in the uterus
- Sacral colpopexy – Repair to correct pelvic organ prolapse
- Tubal reanastomosis – Tubal ligation reversal
General Surgery Robotic Procedures
- Cholecystectomy – Removal of the gallbladder
- Nissen fundoplication – Procedure to alleviate chronic heartburn
Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Colon resection – Removal of a portion of the colon
Learn more about these and other surgical procedures at our online Health Encyclopedia.
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