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At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), robotics is more than a buzzword – it’s better medicine.  We’ve completed over 14,000 surgeries in the past decade, using ten robotic surgery systems across every campus. Our 30+ highly skilled surgeons use this technology to treat cancer and other conditions with precision. 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.

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.

Robotics technology offers many benefits, including:

Increased surgical precision
Our 30+ surgeons across 11 specialties are experts in their fields. Robotics technology amplifies their skill, leading to even better results.

Reduced risks
People undergoing robotic surgery experience a lower risk for infection and other complications.

Less downtime
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.

Access to leading-edge technology
Lehigh Valley Health Network is one of just 15 sites in the world to acquire the da Vinci™ single port (SP) robotic surgery system.

Patient satisfaction
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.

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Did you know? We have completed more than 10,000 robotic surgeries since 2007.



By integrating computer-enhanced technology with our surgeons’ skill, Lehigh Valley Health Network offers patients the latest in surgical innovation.

As a result, patient benefits can include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain, scarring and recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Spared fertility
  • Lower risk for infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Lehigh Valley Health Network has joined 49 other programs in the Robotic Training Network (RTN). RTN is a standardized curriculum that is used for robotic surgeons. This network is led by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons whose vision is to standardize the robotic surgical curriculum and education for residents/fellows-in-training.

The Robotic Simulation Olympics allows community members to try their skills on the same robotic simulator used to train our own robotic surgeons.

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