Robot-assisted surgery in Charleston, SC

At Trident Health, highly experienced surgeons use the latest technology to deliver the most accurate and effective care possible. Robot-assisted surgeries performed at Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center range from minimally invasive outpatient procedures to complex operations.

Surgical robots are another tool for your surgeon. Robotic surgery technology can help a surgeon with the positioning and control of surgical instruments, and can lead to increased accuracy and improved outcomes.

For more information about robotic surgery options, please call (843) 797-3463.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Because robotic surgery is less invasive and requires smaller incisions than general surgery, it's beneficial for the patient for several reasons:

  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Smaller risk of infection

Minimally invasive robotic surgery procedures we perform

Robotic surgery procedures are used across many different specialties. At Trident Health, our robotic surgeons can use this technology for:

General surgery

Some general surgical procedures we perform with robotic technology area:

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Robotic splenectomy
  • Gastric bypass surgery (bariatric surgical procedure)

Gynecologic and urogynecologic surgery

As part of our comprehensive women's health services, less invasive gynecologic and urogynecologic procedures we perform include:

  • Hysterectomies
  • Uterine fibroid surgery
  • Endometriosis surgery
  • Pelvic disorders surgery

Orthopedic surgery

A new device allows orthopedic surgeons to create a custom surgical plan tailored to each patient for certain joint replacement procedures.

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Sports management including arthroscopies

Spine surgery

Our spine surgeons at Trident Medical Center perform advanced spine surgery using the smallest incisions possible with a minimally invasive spine robotic surgery system. Spine surgical procedures include:

  • Laminectomy (removal of the bone covering the roof of the spinal canal)
  • Discectomy (removal of the portion of a herniated disc in the spine which is bulging and pushing on the nerve)

Urological surgery

Robotic technology has the precision needed to perform such urological procedures as:

Enhanced surgical recovery (ESR)

Our facilities practice enhanced surgical recovery (ESR), enabling patients to take a more active role in their clinical care. Benefits of ESR include:

  • Being able to eat sooner after surgery
  • Faster recovery times
  • Reduced nausea
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Successful pain management