Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The robotic-assisted surgical technology at Willis-Knighton provides surgeons access to advanced precision surgery. Surgeons at the four general hospital campuses have access to this specialized technology. Robotic-assisted surgery does not replace the surgeon!  Instead, it translates the surgeon's hand movements into more precise movements for greater precision in surgery. Willis-Knighton’s operating suites feature the da Vinci Surgical System, with seven da Vinci robotic assisted surgical systems.

Robotic-assisted surgery can potentially offer all the potential benefits of a minimally invasive procedure:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less need for blood transfusions
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery
  • Faster return to normal daily activities

Robotic-assisted surgery is often used for the following types of surgery:

  • General
  • Colorectal
  • Gynecologic
  • Head & Neck
  • Heart Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Urologic Surgery

Willis-Knighton has a long tradition of innovation and has been home to the Willis-Knighton Institute for Laparoscopic Surgery, where surgeons affiliated with Willis-Knighton train resident surgeons in advanced methods of laparoscopic surgery.