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, close to home. Our robotic surgery program, which was the first for a community hospital, provides patients with state-of-the-art treatment for urologic and gynecologic conditions.
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 superior, and Winchester Hospital has been recognized nationally for the highest quality care.
Conditions Treated Using Robotic Surgery
Gynecologic conditions treated using robotic surgery at Winchester Hospital include:
- Hysterectomy for benign conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine (endometrial) cancer
- Cervical cancer
Urologic conditions treated using robotic surgery at Winchester Hospital include:
- Prostate surgery (robotic prostatectomy)
- Kidney cancer (robotic partial nephrectomy)
- Kidney reconstruction (robotic pyeloplasty)
Choosing a Robotic Surgeon
Unlike many standard surgical tools or instruments, the value of robotic surgery is advanced by its ability to maneuver itself into positions that are sometimes impossible with the basic resection or retraction instruments. Robotic technology provides superb 3-D visualization for all patients, even the morbidly obese.
We take pride in our members of the Winchester Hospital robotic surgery team. Our surgeons are highly skilled and have collectively performed hundreds of robotic procedures with this advanced technology.
Learn about our robotic surgeons.
What is Robotic Surgery?
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 a three-dimensional manner and utilize advanced intricate hand, finger and wrist movements for precise access to otherwise difficult anatomic sites. As a result, surgeons can now perform complex surgery using incisions that are 3/8 to 3/4 inches in length.
With minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients usually go home within 24 hours, experience less pain, recover faster and have better outcomes.
Click here to watch a video in which Arlan Fuller, MD, Vice President of Oncology Services, explains the benefits of robotic surgery to treat gynecologic conditions.