Smaller Incisions, Faster Recovery Time

Patients at Aiken Regional Medical Centers can receive minimally invasive, advanced robotic surgery from the da Vinci® Surgical System. This technique helps reduce pain and trauma to the body, lessens blood loss, lowers risk of infection, shortens length of hospital stay and promotes quicker recovery with less scarring. The da Vinci® Surgical System allows surgeons to maneuver into confined spaces within the body with 3D magnification while providing a greater range of motion and precision with specialized instruments.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery provides a number of benefits to patients, 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

Surgeries Performed

The da Vinci® Surgical System allows 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)
  • Hernias (hiatal, incisional, inguinal, umbilical)
  • Colon resections
  • Low anterior repairs
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)

Gynecologic Surgeries

  • Bilateral oophorectomy
  • Bilateral salpingectomy
  • Cancer staging procedures
  • 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)

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 is right for you.

Find a Doctor for Surgical Care

If you need a referral to a physician at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, call our free physician referral service at 803-761-6970.