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.
Hello. I'm Dr. Peter Sershon. I'm a Urologic surgeon at United Hospital with Metro Urology. I am the director of robotic surgery here at United and also the chief of surgery. For Metro Urology is a private practice group of 15 urologist. We each sub specialize in certain fields of urology. I specialize in prostate cancer surgery, particularly robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is a term we use for a device called the Da Vinci Machine. Where the equipment reproduces your hand motions at a console away from the patient using instruments inside of the patient's body. We began using this technology about five years ago to allow patients to recover faster from their surgery for prostate cancer and it has worked out every well that way. Since we began using it for prostate cancer surgery, we have begun to apply it to a wide range of, not only urologic diseases, but also gynecology, general surgery, bariatric surgery, and other specialties. I have developed a very rewarding working relationship with the Allina Health Care System through United Hospital. United hospitals has been very supportive. We're the longest to develop these new technologies for our patients. It's been a very mutually beneficial relationship. And it is rewarding, particularly in my field, that most of the problems that we address, we have the ability to solve those problems for patients and that is very gratifying.
Ask your doctor if robotic-assisted surgery could be an option for you.