Minimally Invasive Surgery - Less is More

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Robotics Institute at Scottsdale Healthcare

First in Arizona to offer daVinci robotic surgery

Bernie Gburek MD- Urologist and his OR team did the first robotic prostatectomy in Arizona in October 2002

Minimally Invasive Surgery - Changing Lives for the Better

Imagine surgery being performed through a small incision, with less pain a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.  Expert physicians using leading robotic technology make this a reality at Scottsdale Healthcare. Our surgeons have the longest experience with the daVinci surgical robot of any Arizona hospital, acquiring the state's first daVinci in 2001.  Robotic surgery is a recommended choice for many patients needing surgery in the areas of colorectal , general surgery, head and neck , gynecology , oncology, and urology. The daVinci robotic system has arms with surgical instruments which are placed through small incisions in a patient's abdomen. It is operated by a trained physician using a 3-D magnification viewfinder and special computerized controls at a nearby console.  Acquired with the help of philanthropic donations from the community, surgeons have access to three daVinci robots at Shea Medical Center and Thompson Peak Hospital.


Benefits for our patients

Minimally invasive surgery can enable patients to get the quality care they need and quickly return to their living their lives—all with similar or better results than traditional “open incision” procedures. With minimally invasive surgery, trained physicians use specialized techniques and sophisticated medical equipment including computers, miniaturized instruments and robotic systems to perform surgeries with less impact on patients.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery typically include:

  • shorter hospital stays
  • faster recovery times
  • reduced pain
  • less scarring
  • fewer complications

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