Minimally invasive robotic surgery in Middle Georgia
Robotic surgery allows surgeons to use techniques to complete complex surgeries with precision and control. At Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital, we offer the latest robotic surgery techniques in a safe, clinical environment. Our caring specialists use robot-assisted surgery to improve a patient's treatment experience by reducing pain and shortening their recovery as much as possible.
To learn more about our robotic surgery procedures, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (478) 746-4646.
What is robotic surgery?
As a part of our comprehensive surgical program, we are proud to offer advanced robotic procedures at Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital. Our specialists work with you and your doctor to explore your options.
During robotic procedures, our specialists have full control while operating mechanical arms, resulting in more precision and a higher degree of dexterity than the human hand can achieve alone.
These robotic arms have tiny surgical instruments and cameras attached to provide advanced 3D imaging or fluorescent dye injections during the surgery. This increased visualization and enhanced definition of a targeted area allows surgeons to see details like excessive bleeding, cancerous tissue and blood flow to tumors that normally would be difficult to view.
Other benefits of robot-assisted surgery
Most robotic procedures allow for much smaller incisions than those made during traditional open or laparoscopic surgeries. These smaller incisions have multiple benefits for the patient, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Reduced scarring
- Less blood loss
- Shorter recovery time
- Faster return to daily activities
Conditions we treat with robotic surgery
Although not all conditions lend themselves to robotic surgical treatments, there are several that do. Some of the conditions we may treat with robotic-assisted surgery include:
- Bladder and kidney cancer
- Cervical and uterine cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Degenerative disc disease
- Endometrial cancer
- Excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
- Gastrointestinal disorders like diverticular disease, large polyps and colitis
- Pelvic floor (uterine or prostate) prolapse (reproductive organ "slides" out of place)
- Prostate cancer
- Spine-related conditions, including scoliosis and spinal stenosis
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (blockage where the ureter enters kidneys)
- Uterine fibroids
- Vesicoureteral reflux (backward flow of urine into the kidneys)
Minimally invasive robotic surgery services
Robot-assisted surgeries allow doctors to access hard-to-reach or delicate, nerve-sensitive areas like the uterus, kidneys, prostate or colon. Robotic surgeries we perform include:
- Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis: Endometriosis is the condition where the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus causing pain and excessive bleeding. Robot-assisted surgery allows for the removal of this tissue.
- Robotic colectomy: This surgery removes part of all of the colon, treating colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, colitis and large polyps.
- Robotic fibroid removal (robotic myomectomy): This procedure removes benign tumors in the uterus, uterine wall or outside the uterus.
- Robotic hysterectomy: In a hysterectomy, the uterus is removed.
- Robotic prostatectomy: This procedure removes all or part of the prostate; this surgery treats prostate cancer with the goal of removing cancer only. It is less damaging to prostate nerves and preserves urinary function and—when applicable—erectile dysfunction.
- Robotic sacrocolpopexy: This surgical procedure repairs pelvic floor prolapse.
- Robotic urologic surgery: This allows surgeons to operate on the sensitive urinary system while sparing surrounding nerves and urinary functions.
Surgery updates for your family and friends
Waiting for updates as you progress through surgery doesn't have to be stressful for your loved ones. Our Informer service provides a remedy. By enrolling in Informer during your surgery registration, we provide updates from pre-op through post-op. Provide the emails or phone numbers for your family and friends, and they will receive periodic updates.