At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), robotics is more than a buzzword – it’s better medicine. Our dedicated robotics care teams use sophisticated computer-enhanced technology to treat a wide range of conditions, from complex cancers to routine hernias. Choosing the largest program in the region – including the region’s only single port robotic surgery system – means you have access to robotics’ many care benefits at multiple locations across our network.
How you benefit from robotics surgery
Robotics technology offers many benefits, including:
Increased surgical precision
Our 30+ surgeons across 11 specialties surgeons are experts in their fields. Robotics technology amplifies their skill, leading to even better results.
People undergoing robotic surgery experience a lower risk for infection and other complications.
Robotics technology allows doctors to use super tiny incisions. This less-invasive approach often means you have a shorter hospital stay and can get back to your normal way of life sooner after surgery. In July 2017, LVHN became the first in the region to use the Intuitive Surgical Inc., da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision abdominal surgeries (open surgery) with a minimally invasive approach. And now, with the region’s only single port robotic surgery system, you can emerge from surgery with one single incision.
Smaller incisions during surgery lead to less noticeable scars. Our doctors can sometimes use robotics technology to effectively treat certain gynecological conditions while preserving fertility, too.
Access to leading-edge technology
Lehigh Valley Health Network is one of just 15 sites in the world to acquire the da Vinci SP® (single port) robotic surgery system.
Our robotics surgery services
Your doctor will recommend a treatment approach that’s best for your circumstances. Our surgeons use advanced robotic technology to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
- Gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids and infertility
- Cancer, such as colorectal cancer, fertility sparing procedures, gynecologic cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer
- Urogynecology conditions, such as prolapse and incontinence
- Thoracic Surgery
Why robotic surgery?
Robots gives our surgeons the ability to perform complex and delicate surgery. The scarring can be minimal, and many patients have less pain after surgery and return back to work within weeks. All of these benefits may lead to a faster recovery with an improved overall patient experience. Robotic surgery usually involves three to five small incisions, while our single port robotic surgery system involves just one.