If your doctor has recommended major surgery as the best option for treating your condition, you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery. This new approach to surgery is changing the way doctors operate - and the way patients recover.
Our expertly trained surgeons use less invasive robotic surgery to perform complex operations that were impossible without open surgery just a few years ago.
Like other minimally invasive procedures, robotic-assisted surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions. However, it offers surgeons higher magnification, better flexibility and more precision than conventional laparoscopic surgery.
Surgeons at United Hospital commonly use robotic-assisted surgery to treat problems that affect the prostate, kidneys, bladder and uterus.
Whether you have an enlarged prostate, uterine fibroids or another condition that requires an operation, robotic surgery offers many potential benefits, including shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to daily activities.
Urologist Peter D. Sershon, MD, medical director, Minnesota Robotic Surgery Center at United Hospital: "Robotic-assisted surgery is transforming medicine. Today we are laying the groundwork for what might become the gold standard for more types of surgery in the future. Robotic surgery gives us another option - one with the potential to offer tremendous benefits for many patients."