North Denver's leader in robotic surgery
North Suburban Medical Center is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology to improve your quality of life with minimal interruption. That is why we were the first in the north Denver area to offer robotic surgery.
For information about our robotic surgical services, please call (303) 920-4362.
During a robotic surgery, your surgeon is in complete control of the robotic technology. The surgeon operates from a console just a few feet away from the operating table, and his or her hand movements translate to the robotic technology.
The robot has tiny surgical instruments and a high-definition, 3D camera, which allows the surgeon to make precise movements.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Robotic surgery offers numerous benefits to patients and surgeons. For patients, robotic surgery means:
- Smaller incisions
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Reduced risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Less scarring
Operating with robotic technology means your surgeon has:
- High-definition, 3D visualization with up to 10 times magnification
- Dexterity and range greater than the human hand
- Natural eye-hand-instrument alignment
Robotic procedures offered at North Suburban
At North Suburban Medical Center, we provide our north Denver community with access to many different types of surgeries that can be performed with robotic surgery technology, including:
- Lung surgery
- Esophageal myotomy
- Colorectal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Ventral hernia repair
- Acid reflux disease surgery
- Stomach surgery (gastrectomy)
- Pancreas surgery (pancreatectomy and pancreaticoduodenectomy / Whipple procedure)
- Small bowel surgery
- Spleen surgery (splenectomy)
- Colon resection surgery
- Rectal resection surgery
- Robotic sacrocolpopexy (pelvic organ prolapse)
- Robotic hysterectomy (uterus removal)
- Myomectomy (uterine fibroid removal)
A sacrocolpopexy can be performed to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a common condition that is often painful and embarrassing. When the network of ligaments, tissue and muscles that support the uterus become weakened, the uterus can slip out of position into or outside of the vagina. Prolapse can be the result of childbirth or trauma, but also can be caused by hormonal changes that occur naturally as women age. A robotic sacrocolpopexy offers your surgeon exceptional precision and control, resulting in better outcomes and better patient experiences.
Three out of four women develop uterine fibroids during their lives. Often, uterine fibroids cause no symptoms and do not require treatment. However, some women have heavy bleeding, pressure or pain, difficulty urinating, constipation and/or backache or leg pains. If your fibroid symptoms are serious and cannot be controlled with medication or other treatments, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy. During a myomectomy, fibroids are removed while leaving the uterus in place.
If your doctor has recommended a myomectomy for uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for a robotic myomectomy.