Robotic-assisted surgery

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Robotic-assisted surgery at The Christ Hospital

The surgeons at The Christ Hospital Health Network are specially trained in groundbreaking minimally invasive surgical techniques, including many options performed with robotic-assisted surgery when appropriate for the patient. Robotic-assisted surgery offers greater precision and vision for the surgeon, leading to benefits for the patient including:

  • Smaller incisions, less scarring, lower hernia rate

  • Significantly reduced pain and risk of infection

  • Reduced need for prescription pain medication

  • Minimal blood loss

  • Shorter hospital stays and earlier return to normal activities

  • Optimal clinical outcomes

​How robotic-assisted surgery is performed

Robotic Assisted SurgeryOur state-of-the-art robotic systems are controlled 100% by the surgeon seated at a console in the operating room. Wrist controls let surgeons easily maneuver instruments beyond the human hand's ability. The highly trained surgical team monitors the patient during the entire operation. Other features of robotic-assisted surgical technology include:

  • A 3D camera that shows the surgeon a high-definition, magnified view with better visuals than the human eye

  • Tiny, agile, and precise instruments allow surgeons to perform complex surgery and are less invasive to the surrounding area than manual instruments

  • Stabilization for greater precision and safety during surgery

Robotic-assisted surgeries performed at The Christ Hospital

The general surgeons at The Christ Hospital Health Network are specially trained and experienced in performing robotic-assisted surgeries. These procedures are often scheduled surgeries, but robotic surgery can also be used in an emergency setting. General Surgery procedures include:

  • Gallbladder removal

  • Hernia repair (ventral, epigastric, umbilical, incisional, inguinal, and hiatal/paraoesophageal)

  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

  • Fundoplication for treatment of acid reflux (GERD)

  • Heller myotomy for the relief of dysphagia

  • Median Arcuate Ligament Release (MALS)

  • Colectomy

  • Appendectomy

  • Small bowel resection

  • Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy

Surgeons throughout the network also perform procedures using robotic-assisted technology for specialties including:

In some cases, a patient requires more than one procedure, and our specialists collaborate to perform concurrent procedures. Common examples include prostate surgery with inguinal hernia repair or surgeries requiring both a urologist and a urogynecologist. This collaboration is more convenient for the patient and improves outcomes by enhancing safety through fewer incisions, less anesthesia and shorter recovery times.

Call 513-585-2062 to schedule an appointment with a general surgeon at The Christ Hospital.