Newest Technology


Based on the increasing needs of patients in our area, Sacred Heart Hospital upgraded to a brand new da Vinci® Xi robot that arrived in December of 2019. This newest da Vinci® Xi surgical system improves on the prior systems in ease of use and increased flexibility for the surgeon and decreased surgical times for the patient.

Urology Robotics


Urologists performed the first robotic surgery, a prostatectomy, at Sacred Heart Hospital, shortly after acquiring the robot in December of 2006. Our urologists now use the robot to remove bladders and kidney tumors in addition to prostates for cancer.
They also perform procedures known as a robotic pyeloplasty for kidneys that are not draining properly and robotic sacralcolpopexies for female pelvic organ prolapse.  The robotic approach allows for very precise dissections through small incisions, allowing our patients a faster recovery and less blood loss than would be expected for an open surgical approach.   
See our robotic physician directory if you would like to meet with one of the robotic surgeons who operates at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Gynecology Robotics


Use of the da Vinci® robot for gynecologic surgery has grown tremendously at Sacred Heart Hospital since we acquired our first robot in 2006. Gynecologists began using the robot for hysterectomies due to various uterine conditions and diseases, including cancer and dysfunctional bleeding. 
This has evolved to include robotic surgeries, such as the robotic sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, robotic excision of uterine fibroids, as well as procedures for endometriosis. Patients who have robotic surgery often experience a shorter hospital stay, less pain and blood loss, and a faster recovery.  
If you are interested in meeting with a robotically trained gynecologist, please see our directory of robotic surgeons who operate at Sacred Heart Hospital.


ENT Robotics


Robotic surgery has evolved in recent years to include otolaryngology. Our otolaryngologists perform operations for oral and throat cancers that have greatly reduced their patients’ pain and suffering. Other more routine procedures, such as tonsillectomies and operations for sleep apnea, can also be performed using robotic technology.

If you are interested in meeting with a robotic trained otolaryngologist, please see our directory of robotic surgeons who operate at Sacred Heart Hospital.

General Surgery Robotics


General surgeons regularly use the robot to treat a variety of conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux, colon cancer, gallbladder disease, pyloric stenosis, and hernias.
The use of the robot allows more complicated surgeries to be completed laparoscopically. Patients benefit from these less invasive approaches in terms of smaller scars and quicker recoveries.
If you are interested in meeting with a robotic trained general surgeon, please see our  directory of robotic surgeons  who operate at Sacred Heart Hospital.