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What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is surgery performed through very small incisions using a robotic system.
Using small surgical instruments attached to robotic arms, surgeons are able to perform even the most complex procedures through tiny incisions, offering patients a minimally invasive option not previously available for major surgeries.
Houston Methodist surgeons are leaders in the use of robotic technology,
expanding the surgical options available to patients while improving the quality
of patient care and outcomes.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
Benefits of robotic surgery compared to open surgery may include:
- Less trauma to the body
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
- Significantly less pain and scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- Fewer complications
Why Houston Methodist for Robotic Surgery?
Houston Methodist surgeons perform hundreds of robotic procedures each year, using robotic technology to treat heart disease, prostate cancer, uterine tumors, uterine fibroids and other conditions.
Our surgeons are specially trained and credentialed in the use of the latest robotic technology. Houston Methodist is home to four da Vinci® Surgical Systems. This state-of-the-art system enables our surgeons to perform even the most intricate and delicate procedures through tiny incisions, with precision, control and accuracy not possible with the human hand.
Houston Methodist offers one of the country’s most advanced robotic operating rooms, providing patients the least invasive, safest surgical treatment for complex conditions like cardiovascular disease.
We are committed to advancing the practice of medicine by educating physicians on the use of robotic technology, offering hands-on training at MITIESM, the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education.
About the Houston Methodist Institute for Robotics, Imaging & Navigation (MIRIN)
Houston Methodist Hospital has more specialties using robotic surgery than any other center in the Metro Houston area. Houston Methodist Institute for Robotics, Imaging & Navigation, or MIRIN, is a cross-departmental institute dedicated to educating our communities on the benefits of robotic surgery in multiple disciplines and highlighting the robotic surgeries available at Houston Methodist.
MIRIN also works hand-in-hand with Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education ( MITIESM) on training surgeons in the latest robotic techniques. The two institutes are currently collaborating on a special certification program for evaluating and confirming surgeons’ skillsets in robotic surgery.