​Did You Know?

Magee was the first hospital in Western PA to perform a hysterectomy using single site robotic technology.
Learn more about Hysterectomy.

Robotic Assisted Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Magee offers patients the next generation of surgical techniques with the use of robotic assisted surgery.

This minimally invasive surgery can result in:

  • Quicker recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal blood loss

The da Vinci® Surgical System

Magee is the first hospital in Pennsylvania to utilize a dual-console da Vinci Surgical System for robotic assisted surgery.

The da Vinci Si dual console HD Surgical System — a sophisticated robotic platform — expands the surgeon’s capabilities, enabling increased dexterity and sharpened precision for improved surgical performance.

Surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgeries and complex procedures:

  • Through smaller incisions compared to traditional laparoscopic techniques.
  • On patients who were traditionally not cleared for laparoscopic surgeries.
  • On patients who may have had weight problems, secondary health issues, or weren’t able to benefit from minimally invasive surgeries because of previous abdominal surgeries.

Other benefits for patients can include:

  • Quicker recovery times.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Decreased pain at the time of surgery.
  • Minimal loss of blood during surgeries.

How the da Vinci Si Surgical System Works

Instrumentation, called EndoWrist®, seamlessly translates the surgeon’s wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of surgical instruments.

The surgeon uses this technology, while seated near the patient, at an ergonomically designed console.

With a high-powered camera, the surgeon maneuvers the arms of the robot while viewing a magnified, high-resolution, 3D image of the surgical field.

Learn more about this surgical system at the da Vinci website.

Types of Procedures

The da Vinci Si Surgical System can be used for:

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Gastric bypass
  • Prostatectomy
  • The removal of benign and cancerous tumors
  • Myomectomy
  • Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO) — removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries
  • Pelvic node dissection
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Hysterectomy


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to perform a hysterectomy using single site robotic technology. This surgical option provides women with a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive approach to gynecologic surgery, with the added benefit of a single incision in the belly button leaving women with one, very small scar.

See our hysterectomy patient education materials to learn more.​

Physicians Using da Vinci Surgical System

General Surgery/Bariatric surgery


Gynecologic oncology


Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division of Gynecologic Specialties

Hospital UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-641-6412​​

  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • 300 Halket St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180
  • Main Hospital/Operator:
  • To find a physician, or schedule an appointment:
    1-866-MyMagee (696-2433)
  • UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

    For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

    Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA |