Leading-Edge Robotic Surgery at a Community Hospital
Led by a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons, Winchester Hospital’s robotic surgery program is offering patients Boston-level care and expertise in a comfortable community setting close to home.
Our robotic surgery program was the first for a community hospital in the area, and it has grown to provide state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of conditions. Since its inception at Winchester Hospital in 2008, our surgeons have performed hundreds of robotic surgery procedures, and continue to expand their skills and offer new options to patients.
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery uses a surgical “robot” that is entirely controlled by the surgeon. The robot provides a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands. The surgeon is in complete control, because the robot cannot act on its own.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System assists surgeons in performing complex surgery with more precision than ever before. Surgeons are able to view a magnified operative site in 3-D and use intricate hand, finger, and wrist movements for precise access to otherwise difficult areas of the inner body. As a result, surgeons can now perform complex surgery using incisions that are only 3/8 to 3/4 of an inch in length.
With minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients often go home within 24 hours of surgery, experience less pain, and recover faster. In addition, our outcomes are excellent, and Winchester Hospital has been recognized nationally for the highest quality care.
The goal of robotic surgery is to make procedures more precise, more effective, less invasive, and easier on patients.
Conditions Treated Using Robotic Surgery
At Winchester Hospital, our surgeons perform robotic procedures for a wide variety of conditions.
- Hernia repair (inguinal and ventral)
- Hiatal hernias
- Gall bladder surgery
- Procedures to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Stomach (gastric) surgery
- Small intestine surgery
- Colon surgery
- Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery
- Hysterectomy for benign conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine (endometrial) cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Prostate surgery (robotic prostatectomy)
- Kidney cancer (robotic partial nephrectomy)
- Kidney reconstruction (robotic pyeloplasty)