What is Robotic Surgery?

General Surgery

Cholecystectomy (gall bladder)

A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the gall bladder. The surgery may be necessary if you experience pain from gallstones.

Heller Myotomy

The Heller Myotomy is a surgical procedure where the muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach. It is used to treat achalasia, a disorder in which the lower esophageal sphincter fails to relax properly, making it difficult for food and liquids to reach the stomach.

Hernia Repairs

Parasophageal hernia occurs when the stomach pushes into the chest through the opening of the esophagus and can't return back to the belly. To repair this hernia, the surgeon will reposition the stomach and then reinforce the gap or opening.

Ventral hernia is a condition where part of the abdominal contents such as the bowel or intestines protrude through a weakened part of the abdominal wall. The ventral hernia surgery repairs the weak tissue in your abdominal wall so intestines and other tissue can't push through it again.

Inguinal hernia occurs in the wall of your groin. Surgery to repair the weak spot in the abdominal wall is performed after the hernia sac is removed or the intestines are pushed back into the abdomen.

Umbilical hernia is a sac or pouch that has formed from the inner lining of your belly that pushes through a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button. The surgery separates the tissue around the hernia and pushes the contents of the intestines back into the abdomen.

Spigelian hernias develop in between the muscles found in the abdominal wall. The spigelian hernia surgery repairs the damage caused and may utilize a mesh to reinforce the weakened abdominal wall.

Nissen Fundoplication (for reflux)

The Nissen Fundoplication surgery is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The surgery strengthens the valve between the esophagus and stomach, which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily, allowing the esophagus to heal.


A pancreatectomy is a procedure performed to treat chronic pancreatitis when other treatment methods don't work. It removes the entire pancreas along with the gall bladder, common bile duct and portions of the small intestine and stomach.


A pyeloplasy is performed to reconstruct or revise the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney due to pelvic obstruction.

Small Bowel Resection

This surgical procedure is performed to remove all or part of the small bowel due to disease or obstruction.

Single Site Procedures

Single site surgery enables surgeons to operate through a small incision in the patient's umbilicus. The following procedures are now available with single site technology:

Ureteral Reimplant

Ureteral reimplant surgery is used to treat reflux, a condition in which urine from the bladder is able to flow back into the kidneys due to a bad ureter (valve that keeps urine from flowing backward). Surgery is used to change the way the ureter connects to the bladder to fix the problem.

Urologic Reconstructive Procedures

Urologic reconstructive procedures involving the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra and/or male genitals.