Robotic-assisted Surgeries

The latest in advanced robotic-assisted surgery at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital

doctor standing in front of the da Vinci machine

HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital continues to enhance and modernize its surgical services department with robotic surgical systems. These surgical assets represent the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. While these surgical systems enhance your surgeon's skillset and often improve patient-recovery, your surgeon is still 100% in control of the robot at all times. 

Currently, St. Mary’s offers robotic surgery for general, neurologic, gynecologic and urologic cases.

da Vinci® Surgical System with Single-Site® technology & FireflyTM Fluorescence Imaging

With the da Vinci Surgical System with Firefly Technology, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. This contributes to less pain, reduced length of stay, reduced blood loss and reduced risk of complication and infection.

The FireflyTM Fluorescence Imaging system allows your surgeon to identify vessels and tissue that otherwise couldn’t be seen by the human eye. Firefly combines a special video camera and a dye that binds to proteins to make those vessels and tissue visible during minimally invasive surgical procedures using the da Vinci.

ExcelsiusGPS™ with Excelsius3D

The ExcelsiusGPS™ with Excelsius3D, a robotic navigation platform, is  is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate trajectory alignment during cranial and spinal surgeries.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques aided by the ExcelsiusGPS™ provide several benefits over traditional neurologic surgery. Thanks to the navigation-guided incisions, surgeries result in less tissue damage, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and smaller scars. The equipment can be used for procedures such as neck and lower back surgery, scoliosis correction, fracture repairs and others.

Advantages to robotic-assisted surgery

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Smaller incisions
  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less bleeding
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain medication is required
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities