If you need surgery, you want to recover as quickly and easily as possible. Specialists at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation 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 removing kidney tumors without removing the entire kidney.
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
- Colon cancer
- Kidney surgery
- 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:
- Colorectal cancer surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Prostate surgery
In areas where pinpoint precision is required, surgeons may use laser therapy, which replaces the scalpel with an intense, focused beam of light to vaporize tissue, minimize bleeding and reduce the risk of infection. We use lasers to treat many conditions, including:
- Brain, breast, cervical, and head and neck cancer
- Kidney stones
- Nearsightedness, glaucoma and macular degeneration
- Skin cancer, wrinkles and moles
- Sleep apnea