If you need surgery, you want to recover as quickly and easily as possible. In the Sutter Health network, specialists offer the latest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Whether you’re having your gallbladder or the lobe of a lung removed, specially trained surgeons use advanced techniques to minimize scarring and reduce recovery times.
On the Cutting Edge
Understanding da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Our investment in the latest robotic technology enables specially trained surgeons to do things once deemed impossible, such as hiatal hernia surgery and the Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer.
During robotic surgery, your surgeon’s finger movements at a computerized workstation direct the robotic surgical instruments, improving precision and access to the surgical site. Dedicated teams of da Vinci surgeons are trained in procedures including:
- Bladder removal or repair
- Breast cancer surgery
- Bypass procedures for peripheral vascular disease
- Colon cancer
- Gallbladder removal
- Heart valve repair
- Prostate cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Uterine fibroids, obstruction, prolapse
Surgeons offer the latest in laparoscopic surgery, which uses small incisions, a thin, lighted tube called a laparoscope or videoscope and specially designed surgical tools. This technique provides visibility and access inside a surgical site. It also lessens scars and blood loss.
We offer laparoscopy for many procedures, including:
- Gastric banding
- Colorectal cancer surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- In vitro fertilization
- Lung surgery
- Prostate surgery