The surgeons at UPMC Pinnacle are among the most experienced in the region in robotic surgery and have performed more than 7,000 robotic surgical procedures.
The surgeons at UPMC Pinnacle have pioneered robotic surgery in Central Pennsylvania and have been performing robotic surgical procedures for more than a decade. UPMC Pinnacle offers a full range of robotic surgical procedures using the Da Vinci® Surgical System and has consistently been ranked among the best in the field of robotic surgery.
Our surgeons are specially trained to perform a range of robotic surgery procedures to treat cancerous and non-cancerous conditions across a range of specialty areas. Our procedures include:
Robotic surgery is a safe, effective type of minimally invasive surgery that allows surgeons to perform advanced procedures through several small incisions instead of a large, open incision. During robotic surgery, your surgeon maneuvers the surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, from a console in the operating room. A powerful camera held by one of the robotic arms transmits magnified, 3D images of the surgical area onto a screen on the console. Your surgeon uses this image to guide the robotic instruments with enhanced dexterity, precision, and range of motion.
Robotic surgery uses small surgical instruments that are inserted through small incisions. When compared to open surgery, which requires a large incision, robotic surgery causes less trauma to the body and may provide a range of benefits, including:
Robotic surgery also provides significant advantages when compared to laparoscopic surgery. Although laparoscopic surgery is also minimally invasive and can be performed through several small incisions, robotic surgery offers increased precision, visibility, and control when compared to laparoscopic techniques. During robotic surgery, your surgeon can:
Before deciding on surgery, it’s important to talk to your doctor about what treatment is best for you. Your doctor will let you know if robotic surgery is a treatment option for your condition.
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