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Robotic Surgery in Houston

Robotic Surgery Throughout Greater Houston

What is robotic-assisted surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is the latest development in minimally invasive surgery (MIS), giving surgeons the flexibility of traditional open surgery while operating through tiny incisions. 

Memorial Hermann’s innovative technology offerings include the da Vinci® Surgical System, the first operative surgical robotic system in the world approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The da Vinci Surgical System integrates robotics, computer technology and surgical skill to simplify a number of existing surgeries, transforming traditionally invasive surgeries into minimally invasive procedures.

Types of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery can be used to perform a variety of surgeries for qualified candidates. Surgeries include:

  • Surgery for endometrial cancers
  • Prostate cancer surgery (prostatectomy)
  • Gynecological surgery
    • Hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus
    • Myomectomy – the surgical removal of uterine fibroids
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Heller myotomy – a surgical procedure in which the muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach
    • Nissen fundoplication – surgical procedure for GERD or reflux
  • Urologic surgery
    • Pyeloplasty – the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney
    • Bladder augmentation through cystoplasty - surgical solution to urinary incontinence that is considered after conservative therapy has failed
    • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery (MAKOplasty)
  • General surgery
    • Gall bladder removal

Memorial Hermann’s Comprehensive Network

Affiliated physicians treat patients with robotic-assisted surgery at Memorial Hermann hospitals throughout the greater Houston area, including:

Memorial Hermann Surgical Innovation & Robotics Institute

Open since January 2003, the Memorial Hermann Surgical Innovation & Robotics Institute has trained numerous surgical teams from around the country. It is the largest training site for robotic surgery in the nation and the only one in the southwest.
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Robotic Surgery Systems

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Memorial Hermann's innovative technology offerings include the da Vinci® Surgical System, the first operative surgical robotic system in the world approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The da Vinci Surgical System integrates robotics, computer technology and surgical skill to simplify a number of existing surgeries, transforming traditionally invasive surgeries into minimally invasive procedures.

MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing with the Rio Robotic Arm System

Memorial Hermann also offers MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally-invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is performed using RIO®, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system. Memorial Hermann Memorial City is the first and only hospital in west Houston to acquire this technology.

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For More Information

For more information about robotic-assisted surgery, find a doctor with a clinical interest in robotic-assisted surgery or call us at (713) 222-CARE for a physician referral.