Smaller Incisions, Faster Recovery Time

A surgeon performing a procedure using the da vinci systemPatients at Aiken Regional Medical Centers can receive minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery to treat many conditions. Surgeons use the da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgical System, which enables them to maneuver more easily into confined spaces within the body with 3D magnification, while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments. Robotic-assisted surgeries can help reduce pain and trauma to the body, lessen blood loss, lower risks of infection, shorten the length of hospital stay and promote quicker recovery with less scarring.*

The team of robotic surgeons at Aiken Regional has performed more than 1,000 robotic-assisted surgeries. Two of the surgeons have earned the status of da Vinci® Super User, making Aiken Regional a trustworthy and venerated hospital for robotic-assisted procedures.

Schedule an appointment for robotic surgery

If you need a referral to a robotic surgeon at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, call our free physician referral service at 803-761-6970 or search for a physician online.

Robotic Surgeries Performed at Aiken Regional Medical Centers

A surgeon performing a procedure using the da vinci systemThe da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgical System enables surgeons to perform more complex procedures with greater precision, including:

General surgeries

  • Complex hernias, including extended totally extraperitoneal repair (eTep) and transversus abdominis release (TAR)
  • Hernia repair including inguinal and femoral (inner and outer groin), umbilical (belly button) and incisional (previous surgery site) 
  • Hiatal (reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disorder, also known as GERD)
  • Upper stomach and Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) for gastroesophageal reflux
  • Colon resections
  • Low anterior repairs
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)

Gynecologic surgeries

  • Bilateral oophorectomy
  • Bilateral salpingectomy
  • Cancer staging procedure
  • Hysterectomy
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Myomectomy
  • Sacralcolpoplexy

Urologic surgeries

  • Cystectomy (bladder removal)
  • Partial nephrectomy (partial kidney removal)
  • Pyeloplasty (urinary blockage removal)
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy (prostate removal)

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgeries*

There are several patient benefits to robotic assisted surgeries, including:

  • Reduced pain and trauma to the body
  • Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery and return to work
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • More precise surgery

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery are right for you.