What We Treat

Our robotics team works with other specialists to treat a wide range of conditions or disorders using robot-assisted surgery, a minimally invasive technique.

Services We Offer

Our pediatric surgeons are specially trained in using robotics to perform intricate operations. such as:

  • Bladder neck sling: A procedure used to lift the urethra into a normal position and exert pressure on the urethra to aid urine retention
  • Cholecystectomy: The surgical removal of the gallbladder
  • Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE): A surgical procedure used to create a pathway near the anus that helps remove feces using enemas
  • Mitrofanoff: Uses the appendix to create a channel between the skin surface and the bladder
  • Nephrectomy: The surgical removal of a kidney
  • Pyeloplasty: Used to fix blockages between the kidneys and the ureter
  • Ureteral reimplantation: Used to treat urinary reflux of ureterovesical junction obstruction (UVJO)

Our Unique Approach

Our robotic surgery team specializes in treating children and teens and is highly experienced in the most commonly performed robotic procedures. Our robot-assisted surgical system has a magnified, three-dimensional, high-definition vision system, using a camera attached to a small, flexible tube (an endoscope). The robot’s tiny wristed instruments bend and rotate, and are far more flexible than the human wrist. This technology enables the surgeon see even the smallest structures in great detail, and to operate with precision, dexterity and control.

Compared to conventional surgery, robot-assisted surgery can offer:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller cuts for less scarring