FAQs


As with any medical procedure, you want to be fully informed. Reviewing answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below is a great place to start.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Physicians perform surgery using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System or MAKOplasty® RIO® System. This system enables them to use micro-size instruments they control with a highly-intuitive console in the operating room instead of performing the procedure by hand.

Is a doctor still performing my operation?

Yes, your physician controls every aspect of your surgery just as they would in a traditional procedure. By controlling micro-sized instruments, their hands guide every movement.

Is Robotic Surgery safe?

Robotic surgery is highly-regarded as the world's most advanced surgical treatment. With smaller incisions, patients experience less pain and blood loss, quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, better outcomes and reduced possibility of post-operative infection.

Will I recover more quickly?

Patients often experience a much quicker recovery with less pain due to the micro and precise nature of the procedure.

What procedures use the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System?

A wide range of delicate and complex procedures are available including: Weightloss, Kidney, Oncology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Prostate, Thoracic, Urogynecology and other highly specialized procedures.

What procedures use the MAKOplasty® RIO® System?

The MAKOplasty® System is used specifically for orthopedic procedures including parital knee resurfacing and total hip arthroplasty.

Does it cost more to have Robotic Surgery?

Costs and coverage depend on your insurance plan and coverage. For specific costs, you should consult your physician and insurance company.

How do I make an appointment with a Robotic Physician?

Simply call our toll free physician line at 855.893.9010.