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Robotic Surgery

As one of the busiest surgical programs in the state of California, St. Joseph Hospital's surgical expertise and advanced technology play a leading role in shaping the next generation of surgery. This is why the hospital's Robotic Surgery Program has achieved national recognition. With one of the nation's first Hybrid Operating Rooms, robotic da Vinci Surgical Systems and highly trained surgeons, St. Joseph Hospital is taking robotic surgery to the next level.

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

For many patients, robotic surgery can offer numerous benefits compared with traditional laparoscopic or open surgery. The main advantages of robotic surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions and less tissue damage
  • Increased precision for complex surgeries
  • Decreased blood loss (and reduced need for transfusions)
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Smaller scars, both external and internal
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Robotic surgery is particularly effective compared with traditional surgery when performing more challenging procedures. Our surgeons use robotic surgical systems for various procedures to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Bariatric surgery
    • Sleeve gastrectomy
    • Gastric bypass
  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
    • Hernia
    • Gallbladder
    • Acid reflux
    • Single site
  • Gynecology
    • General gynecology
      • Hysterectomy
      • Single-site™ hysterectomy
      • Myomectomy
      • Oophorectomy
      • Sacrocolpopexy
    • Urogynecology
    • Gynecologic oncology
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Lobectomy (lung cancer)
    • Esophagectomy
    • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
  • Urology
    • Prostate