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Robotic Surgery

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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Hernia Repairs Go High-tech

Art Stratman

Art Stratman was a good candidate for robotic surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. Using robotic technology helped eliminate post-surgery pain.

Read Art's Story