Types of Robotic Surgery
Based on the type of surgery you need and your medical history, your healthcare provider will determine if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you. Types of robotic surgery offered at Overlake include:
- da Vinci® – The da Vinci® robotic-assisted system is essentially a “surgical assistant” that consists of a console and four interactive robotic arms equipped with surgical instruments. The technology offers greater flexibility, improved vision and increased accuracy.
- Mako®– Stryker’s Mako® System is a robotics-assisted surgical platform used during joint replacement surgeries, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement. Before surgery, the Mako device uses a CT scan to generate a 3D model of the patient’s unique bone structure. Using the device’s robotic arm and the 3D model, the orthopedic surgeon can have better control and improved accuracy during the alignment and placement of implants.
- ROSA®– ROSA®, Robotic Surgical Assistant, is a robotic device used during joint replacement surgeries, including total hip and total knee replacement. This device assists the orthopedic surgeon in making more precise and accurate bone resections during surgery and can reduce the need for further revisionary procedures in the future.
Reasons why robotic-assisted surgery may be recommended:
- Smaller incisions.
- Less scarring.
- Less blood loss.
- Less pain.
- Fewer complications.
- Shorter length of hospital stay.
- Faster recovery time.
With the da Vinci, Mako and ROSA systems, Overlake offers the most technologically advanced care to patients on the Eastside. Our robotic-assisted surgical program is currently being used for many types of surgeries:
- Colon and rectal surgery.
- General surgery.
- Gynecology: Sacrocolpopexy, hysterectomy and myomectomy.
- Joint replacement: Total and partial knee replacement and total hip replacement.
- Single-site gall bladder surgery.
- Urology: Pyeloplasties, partial nephrectomies, and radical prostatectomy procedures.
- Weight loss (bariatric) surgery.