Robot-assisted surgery in Derry, New Hampshire
Parkland Medical Center's robotic technology helps surgeons operate with greater precision and control and gives them better access to hard-to-reach areas. This means our surgeons can perform even extremely complex operations through small incisions.
For more information about robotic surgery, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 642-2362.
Parkland uses the da Vinci® surgery system—widely considered the most effective and least invasive surgical technology available. This system combines computer and robotic equipment to treat a broad range of conditions.
Robotic surgery with the da Vinci® system follows this process:
- The system uses tiny incisions—much smaller than those of traditional surgery—to insert miniature instruments and a high-definition 3D camera.
- Your surgeon views a magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site.
- The robotic equipment precisely translates your surgeon's hand movements to perform the operation.
Our surgeons can use robot-assisted technology for many procedures, including:
- General surgery procedures
- Gynecologic procedures
- Spine procedures
- Urology procedures
- Other cancer care procedures
Parkland Medical Center offers minimally invasive robotic surgery and is the first hospital in New Hampshire to offer The ExcelsiusGPS™ system technology for spine surgery. Robotic surgery technology helps guide surgeons along a patient’s spine to more accurately place implants using minimally invasive techniques. Medical images are taken and imported into the system and the surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a plan based on the patient’s anatomy. This plan guides a rigid robotic arm to a specific region of the spine. Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor.
Advantages of robotic-assisted surgery
Since robotic technology uses small incisions and is highly accurate, it provides many benefits to patients, including:
- Less pain and discomfort
- Minimal scarring
- Less blood loss
- Faster recovery times
- Shorter hospital stays
- General surgery
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Inguinal hernia
- Ventral hernia
- Endometriosis resection
- Oophorectomy (ovary removal)
- Prostatectomy (full or partial prostate removal)
- Pyeloplasty (kidney surgery)
- Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
- Cystectomy (bladder removal)
- Repair of congenital blockages
- Repair of ureteral strictures
- Spine Surgery
- Posterior Cervical
- Posterior Thoracic
- Posterior Lumbar
- Lateral Lumbar Single Position Surgery (XLIF)
- Prone Lateral
- Sacroiliac (Si)