Robot-assisted surgery in Augusta, Georgia

The surgeons at Doctors Hospital have extensive experience operating with robot-assisted surgical technology to improve accuracy, limit complications and speed up patient recovery time.

For more information about surgical procedures at Doctors Hospital, please call (706) 651-3232.

Benefits of robotic assisted surgery

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter recovery time
  • A faster return to normal activities
  • Less scarring
  • Better clinical outcomes

Types of robot-assisted surgeries performed in Augusta, Georgia

Surgeons at Doctors Hospital may use robotic-assisted surgical technology to perform a variety of surgeries.

Gynecologic surgery

Surgery is an effective option when medication and non-invasive procedures don’t relieve symptoms of gynecologic conditions.

Gynecologic robotic surgery can treat:

  • Cervical and uterine cancers
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Menorrhagia, or excessive bleeding

Types of robotic gynecologic surgeries

  • Myomectomy: removal of uterine fibroids.
  • Sacrocolpopexy: surgery to repair the falling of any pelvic floor organs, such as the vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum (also known as pelvic organ prolapse).
  • Hysterectomy: the surgical removal of the uterus.

Thoracic surgery

Thoracic (chest) surgery is used to treat many conditions in the chest cavity, such as lung cancer and diseases of the esophagus.

Traditional thoracic surgery requires a long incision through the chest wall, known as a thoracotomy. When using the traditional approach, there are some cases where the surgeon needs to cut open the breastbone at the front of the ribcage, known as a sternotomy.

Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery is performed with only a few tiny incisions between the patient’s ribs, avoiding both a large incision and the possibility of having their ribs spread.

Urologic surgery

Surgery is an effective treatment method when other remedies haven’t been helpful in treating conditions in the urinary tract or male reproductive organs.

Some urologic conditions include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction
  • Bladder and kidney cancer
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

Award-winning women’s surgery in Augusta, Georgia

American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) has designated Doctors Hospital of Augusta as a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery.

A hospital can be recognized as a Center for Excellence once it meets minimally invasive surgery standards and outcomes as defined by AIMIS.