Robotic Surgery

You may have heard the term "robotic surgery," but unless you're a medical professional, odds are you don't know much about the benefits it can deliver.

Below are just a few of the procedures that Piedmont surgeons in Athens, Atlanta, Fayetteville, and Newnan, Georgia use robotic tools to treat - but there are many more procedures where the precision of a robot may make all the difference in recovery time. If you are evaluating surgical options for a medical issue, be sure to ask your doctor if robot-assisted surgery is an option for you.

Robotic surgery - just another way Piedmont physicians are embracing leading-edge technologies to provide you with better care.

With robotic surgery – or “robot-assisted surgery” – surgeons use specialized robotic surgical tools to operate more quickly, efficiently and with greater precision than ever before. Instead of working by hand – which typically requires larger incisions - surgeons can manipulate ultra-precise robotic arms to enter a body through small, dime-sized incisions.

The benefits associated with robotic surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Diminished blood loss
  • Less risk of infection 

Since 2010, Piedmont surgeons have been using robotic surgery to treat a number of conditions such as prostate cancer and other urological conditions in men, and a number of gynecological conditions in women including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and hyperplasia. In 2011 Piedmont Transplant started offering donor nephrectomy to our patients – the first and only robotic transplant program in the Southeast.

Common Robotic Procedures:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Donor nephrectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagastrectomy
  • Gynecologic surgeries
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Lymphocele drainage
  • Peritoneal window
  • Prostatectomy
  • Removal of polycystic kidneys
  • Thoracic surgeries
  • Urological surgeries
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