Robotic Surgery

What Is Robotic Surgery?

USMD Hospital at Arlington utilizes three robot da Vinci® Surgical Systems to perform many advanced and minimally invasive surgeries. Our hospital was the first in the DFW area to obtain and utilize these advanced surgical robots. Minimally invasive surgeries typically mean a quicker recovery period, less chance of surgical complications or infections, and smaller, less noticeable scars. To learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery and how a minimally invasive procedure might help you, contact USMD Hospital at Arlington.

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Who Is A Candidate for Robotic Surgery?

Patients who are good candidates for many traditional surgeries are likely also good candidates for the robotic-assisted version of the same surgery. These robotic surgeries include:

  • Bariatric robot-assisted surgery
  • Robotic colon and rectal surgery
  • Urologic robotic surgery
  • Robot-assisted prostate surgery
  • Robot-assisted hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures
  • Robotic kidney surgery
  • Robot-assisted general surgery

All surgeries carry some risk of serious complications, and you should discuss all possible solutions, surgical and nonsurgical, with your doctor while considering surgery. Talk to your surgical team about whether or not robotic surgery is right for you.

Ok, having cancer is a major drag, and I mean MAJOR drag, but my experience here was pretty amazing.  I was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and came in here to explore both surgical and radiation options.  Everything is cutting edge here, from the robotic surgery equipment, to the Varian Beam Radiation treatments.  I ended up doing a 40 day radiation treatment protocol with Dr. Peter LaNasa.  They took my insurance, explained everything to me in great detail.  EVERY SINGLE DAY I went in for treatment, I was warmly greeted by his staff by name.  The technicians were fun (and cute), and absolutely made the best out of what could have been a stressful situation.  Can’t say enough about my experience with Dr. LaNasa and Dr. Sheperd (the robotic surgeon who explained that whole process to me).


How Does Robotic Surgery Work?

During your robotic surgical procedure, your surgeon will guide the da Vinci Surgical System instruments at a console while watching 3D high-definition images of the surgical area. Robotic instruments are able to make smaller, more precise incisions, allowing for less invasive surgical techniques. The robotic surgery team at USMD Hospital at Arlington is among the most experienced teams in Texas, having performed more than 16,900 robot-assisted surgeries since the hospital received the da Vinci Surgical System in 2003.

Advanced Technology for Better Healing

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to deliver the latest in advanced technologies to our family of patients. To learn more about robotic surgery in DFW and how this revolutionary system is changing lives, contact our hospital in Arlington, TX today.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.