The UC Health Robotic Surgery Program offers a wide-range of procedures that combines more than 25 robotically-skilled surgeons working across eight different specialties, supported by multidisciplinary teams with specialists in each area. Our teams have expertise in 52 robotic procedures, including 15 cancer-related surgeries and several of the most complex types of cases within gynecology, urology and cardiology. Using the da Vinci Surgical System, or robot, enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations through a few tiny incisions with increased vision, precision, dexterity and control. The robot consists of several key components, including an ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating, a side cart where the patient lies during surgery, four interactive robotic arms, a high-definition 3D vision system, and proprietary EndoWrist instruments. da Vinci is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the EndoWrist instruments working inside the patient’s body.
Full-Service, Multidisciplinary Program
Robotic surgery is the most advanced form of minimally invasive surgery available today and UC Health has one of the most advanced and comprehensive programs in the nation. Our expertise in cardiac, urologic and gynecologic robotic procedures is unsurpassed and we were the first in Ohio to perform gastric banding surgery using this technology. We are also one of the few programs in the area offering single site cholecystectomy. Robotic surgery is particularly effective over traditional surgery when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy or prostatectomy, but is currently FDA-approved for over 50 procedures in: