Center for Robotic Head and Neck Surgery at UPMC
Not long ago, people with complex head and neck disorders had limited surgical treatment options.
Standard surgical approaches often left patients with visible scars, trouble breathing or swallowing after surgery, and a prolonged recovery.
At the UPMC Center for Robotic Head and Neck Surgery, surgeons are now able to treat these complex disorders using minimally invasive robotic surgery. Like other minimally invasive procedures, the robotic system uses smaller incisions than standard surgery does.
Robotic Surgery Benefits and Features
Compared to other head and neck surgical approaches, minimally invasive robotic surgery can:
- Greatly reduce post-op pain.
- Allow for a shorter hospital stay.
- Enable a quicker return to your normal daily routine.
The robotic system we use at the Center for Robotic Head and Neck Surgery features:
- A 3D image processing system.
- Interactive mechanical arms with joints that follow the surgeon’s hand movements.
- A camera arm that allows the surgeon to see an enlarged, high-definition view of the procedure.
Why Choose UPMC for Robotic Head and Neck Surgery?
- Our center is part of the UPMC Department of Otolaryngology, a world leader in the field of ear, nose, and throat research and treatment.
- We use a team approach to offer the least invasive surgical techniques for people with noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) diseases of the head and neck.
- The center is a pioneer in performing robotic head and neck surgery in the tri-state (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia) area, and is one of the highest volume centers in the country.
- We also actively work with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to develop and enhance cutting-edge robotic technologies.
Make an Appointment at the Robotic Head and Neck Surgery Center
Learn more about robotic head and neck surgery at UPMC. Or, call 412-647-2100 to make an appointment at the UPMC Center for Robotic Head and Neck Surgery.