Robotic Surgery

Swedish Hospital utilizes the third generation da Vinci Si HD robotic surgery system for a wide range of general, colon or rectal surgeries, including cancer removal, to help our patients heal faster. The da Vinci Si HD robot translates the surgeon's natural hand motions into precise movements of flexible instruments positioned inside the patient's body using a small remote camera. 

Patient Benefits

Robotic surgery can allow doctors to perform "single site" surgeries through a small, single incision in many cases. This results in better outcomes for patients, including a notable reduction of trauma, blood loss, risk of infection, post-operative pain and average length of stay. It is the safest, most effective surgical treatment option available to surgical patients and has the added cosmetic benefit of avoiding unseemly scarring.

The majority of colo/rectal surgeries in the U.S. are performed through a large, open abdominal incision which may extend from the sternum to the pubic bone. At Swedish Hospital, our surgeons can perform equally effective, and more precise colon and rectal surgeries using robotic technology through an incision that is a portion of the size.

Surgical Procedures

The da Vinci Si HD Surgical System can be used in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:
  • Cystectomy

    A procedure to remove all or part of the urinary bladder, often used to treat bladder  cancer.
  • Gastrectomy

    A procedure to remove all or part of the stomach, often used to remove pre-cancerous and cancerous tumors and treat inflammation and bleeding.
  • Heller Myotomy

    An operation on the lower esophagus which allows food and liquids to reach the stomach, often used to treat a disorder of the esophagus called achalasia.
  • Hiatal Hernia Surgery

    In severe cases of hiatal hernia, when the stomach bulges through the diaphram, robotic surgery can be used to pull the stomach back into place. 
  • Hysterectomy, Myomectomy and Sacrocolpopexy

    Gynecological surgeries used to treat uterine disorders and pain, as well as vaginal or uterine prolapses.
  • Low Anterior Resection

    A procedure used to treat rectal cancer or similar conditions.
  • Partial and Full Nephrectomy

    A procedure to remove of all or part of a kidney.
  • Radical Prostatectomy

    A procedure to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it, often used to treat prostate cancer.
  • Splenectomy

    A procedure to remove all or part of the spleen.
  • Thyroidectomy

    A procedure to remove all or part of the thyroid gland, often to treat or prevent thyroid cancer.
  • Ureteral Reimplantation

    A procedure to treat abnormalities in the urinary system.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please call 773-878-6888.


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