Robotic Surgery

Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Winchester Hospital

Led by a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons, Winchester Hospital’s robotic surgery program offers patients state-of-the-art technology and high quality care in a community setting close to home.

Our surgeons perform robotic assisted procedures for a wide range of conditions. This surgical technique uses advanced, surgical instruments to perform complex surgery. With minimally invasive robotic surgery, surgeons use advanced technology to perform complex surgery. Procedures are more precise, more effective, less invasive and easier on patients.

Benefits of robotic surgery can include:

  • Faster recovery and shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring due to smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of infection and blood loss
  • Earlier return of bowel function after GI surgery
  • Earlier return to normal activity

About the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

The da Vinci Xi ® Surgery System assists surgeons in performing complex surgery with smaller incisions and more precision than traditional surgery. 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. With minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients experience less pain and recover faster.

Conditions Treated Using Robotic Surgery

General surgery:

  • Hernia repair (inguinal and ventral)
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Procedures to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Stomach (gastric) surgery
  • Small intestine surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery
  • Solid organ diseases eg. Adrenal gland, spleen and pancreas

Thoracic surgery:

  • lung resections
  • mediastinal / thymic massesparaesophageal hernias

Gynecologic conditions:

  • Hysterectomy for benign conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine (endometrial) cancer
  • Cervical cancer

Urologic conditions:

  • Prostate surgery (robotic prostatectomy)
  • Kidney cancer (robotic partial nephrectomy)
  • Kidney reconstruction (robotic pyeloplasty)