The Latest in Surgical Care
Surgeons at the Bristol Health Center for Surgery and Endoscopy are dedicated to offering innovative care, close to home. Many of our surgeons perform robotic surgical procedures that use small incisions, reducing the risk for scarring, bleeding and infection.
Not all patients are candidates for robotic surgery. However, we offer a many robotic-assisted procedures so you have more choices in your treatment.
When performed by experienced surgeons, robotic-assisted surgeries offer similar outcomes to laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery. Our general surgeons use robotic-assisted procedures for many common surgeries, including:
- Gallbladder removal
- Removal of tumors or cancers in the colon and other areas
- Hernia repairs
- Surgery on abdominal organs such as the stomach, spleen and small bowel
Urologists were among the first surgeons to use robotic surgery procedures. The precise movements of the robotic arms help our urologists navigate the tight spaces of the pelvis and carefully handle delicate structures. We use the robotic surgery system for urologic surgeries such as:
- Total or partial prostate removal (prostatectomy)
- Partial kidney removal
- Cyst removal
- Bladder surgery
Like urologists, gynecologists can use the precision of robotic technology to their advantage when performing pelvic surgeries. Many gynecologists now prefer to perform robotic hysterectomies over other types of minimally invasive hysterectomies. In addition to hysterectomies, gynecologists can perform surgeries to treat pelvic organ prolapse and uterine fibroids.
Weight Loss Surgery
Robotic bariatric (weight loss) surgeries are among the newest robotic procedures. Both sleeve gastrectomies and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgeries can be performed using robotic technology. These procedures offer similar results to laparoscopic procedures, which reduce the risk for bleeding and infection.