Emory Healthcare Robotics Program

Emory Robotic Surgery

Why Choose Emory?

Emory Healthcare offers cutting edge operative and non-operative minimally invasive, robotic treatments in Urology, Gynecology, Heart & Vascular, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), Surgical Oncology and General Surgery using the da Vinci ® Si™ Surgical Robotic System. Working with your Emory surgeon, you can determine if robotic surgery is the best approach for you.

Among other surgeries, procedures that can be performed using a robot include:

Heart surgeries
Hysterectomy and gynecologic cancer surgery
Kidney cancer and kidney reconstruction surgery
Laryngeal surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and neck surgery involving the tonsils, base of tongue and larynx
Prostatectomy with or without lymph node dissection
Robotic inguinal node dissection/groin dissection
Robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), myomectomy and ovarian cyst surgery
Urinary continence/vaginal prolapse surgery

Benefits to Patients

Robotic surgery allows physicians to treat patients laproscopically, with smaller incisions than open surgery. Robotic control of the instruments means more precision and control of movements. For appropriately selected cases, potential advantages of over open surgery include:

• Shorter hospital stay
• Less pain and scarring
• Less risk of wound infections
• Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
• Faster recovery
• Quicker return to normal activities

Physicians at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital have numerous advanced options to care for our patients. The da Vinci ® Si™ Surgical Robotic System technology is one of many approaches to be considered to give our patients the best possible opportunity for healing.