Robotic surgery is a type of minimally-invasive surgery in which a highly trained physician uses a sophisticated surgical robot for precise control of surgical instruments during complex operations. Our surgeons utilize the state-of-the art da Vinci surgical system.

Instead of the large incisions used in traditional open surgery, robotic surgery utilizes small surgical openings (about .5 to 1.5 centimeters) to access a patient’s anatomy. The surgeon sits at a console away from the patient and uses robotic arms, which precisely mimic his or her hand movements, to pass a high-resolution camera and tiny surgical instruments into the tiny openings. This technology gives surgeons a three dimensional view inside the body and an increased range of motion, dexterity and precision that make complex procedures possible.

Robotic Surgeries Offered at Mount Sinai Medical Center Include:

  • Thoracic surgery (lung surgery)
    Mount Sinai’s thoracic surgical team is skilled in performing robotic-assisted lung procedures to treat lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, esophageal cancer and hernias of the diaphragm. Click here for more information.
  • Urological surgery
    Our team of urologists specializes in the use of robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. Click here for more information.
  • Gynecological surgery
    Our gynecologic oncologists are skilled in utilizing robotic surgery to treat women with complex gynecological conditions. Mount Sinai also is one of the first facilities in the country to perform single incision robotic surgery for hysterectomies, ovarian surgery and the removal of fibroids or cervical cancer. The incision is made in the belly button, resulting in a nearly invisible scar hidden in the navel.

Robotic surgery offers a number of benefits to patients compared to open surgery.

Advantages of Robotic Surgery

  • Less scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Lower rate of infection
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster healing and recovery times