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The Robotic Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is a leader in Silicon Valley using the most advanced and minimally invasive technology and treatments available. With multiple robotic surgical systems available, our patients receive personalized, state of the art care with minimal scarring, less pain, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay. All robotically trained surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital are board-certified and highly trained on the specific robotic system they use. The robot assisted technique provides a state of the art surgical experience to provide the very best outcomes for patients and gives your surgeon greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, dexterity as well as enhanced visualization and improved access. The Robotic Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is here to get you back to doing what you love.

We offer four minimally invasive robotic systems for:

  • Spine surgery with robotic guidance
  • Orthopedic joint replacement system using a robotic arm that guides the surgeon during the procedure
  • Procedures in urologic surgery, gynecologic surgery, general surgery and other medical specialties offering a minimally invasive alternative option to traditional and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
  • Cancer treatment with robotic precision

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional surgery including:

  • Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
  • Less pain and bleeding
  • Faster recovery with minimal post-surgical complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less scarring
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Fewer complications

Spine surgery using robotic guidance

Our class leading revolutionary robotic system makes spinal surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital safer, more accurate and faster than ever before. The system allows your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon to preplan your entire surgery using advanced 3D-imaging software technology. A highly accurate robotic arm allows for perfect reproduction of your surgeon’s pre-operative plan in the operating room during your surgery. For better visualization, verification and added navigation during your procedure, the robotic system allows surgical guidance for a safer, more precise and more accurate procedure. This unique system assists your surgeon to provide optimized surgical precision using a minimally invasive technique than with conventional surgery. This may result in a shorter surgical procedure, less anesthesia time followed by a shortened hospital stay as well as less pain and a faster recovery period. As a result of the minimally invasive approach, there may be a reduced requirement for pain medication compared to conventional surgery.

The spine robotic system allows your surgeon to more safely address and treat some of the most debilitating conditions including:

  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • Herniated disk
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures

Orthopedic joint replacement robotic arm

The orthopedic robotic arm can be used by your surgeon for joint replacements including total and partial hip replacements as well as total knee replacements. Your surgeon will work closely with you on a personalized surgical plan unique to your anatomy. Using advanced technology with 3D imaging and a CT scan prior to surgery, your surgeon and his or her surgical team will use the robotic arm as a guide to ensure your implant is of optimal size, alignment and placement ensuring a successful surgery for a faster recovery, shorter hospital stay and less pain. To learn more about our comprehensive orthopedic program and highly skilled and specialized physicians, visit the Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center.

Advantages of robotic surgery

When Good Samaritan surgeons operate with our minimally invasive surgical system, they typically complete the surgery through just a few small incisions, using a 3D high definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the system allows surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Your surgeon is 100 percent in control of our robotic systems. The system translates the surgeons hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny instruments inside your body.

Robotic gynecologic surgery

For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital can perform the surgery using the robot to assist. At times, this can be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. We currently perform the following robotic gynecologic procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy

Robotic urologic surgery

With urologic procedures, most men worry, “Will my body function normally afterwards?” For delicate surgery such as prostatectomy, Good Samaritan’s surgeons often find the robotic assisted surgery to be ideal. With the robot’s precision, the surgeon can avoid surrounding tissues and nerves, including those affecting urinary control and sexual function.

Robotic-assisted surgery for bariatrics and weight loss

Using a surgical robot, your surgeon operates through a few small incisions with instruments that were built for accuracy. With a 3D HD vision system and wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than any human hand, the technology allows for better dexterity for your surgeon. The 3D technology gives your surgeon an incredibly clear view of your anatomy allowing them to perform a procedure that is less invasive to your body resulting in less pain, less blood loss and a shorter recovery.

Precision for cancer treatment

At Good Samaritan Hospital, we offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. Good Samaritan’s cancer treatment center offers non-surgical outpatient treatment options that are pain-free with reduced treatment time and immediate return to normal activity.

This particular robotic system uses image guidance software to track and continually adjust treatment for any patient or tumor movement. While other radiosurgery systems can treat tumors only in the head, our system has almost unlimited reach throughout the body. With pin-point accuracy, the system targets delivery of radiation to the tumor alone, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue with less side effects.