Robot-assisted surgery in Charleston, SC

Robotic surgery is a technique that allows doctors to perform complex procedures with precision. In a typical robotic procedure, a surgeon controls mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them, using a small camera to see the place of the surgery.

The South Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery, part of Trident Health System, offers many robotic procedures for patients. These advanced procedures dramatically reduce the recovery time that a conventional surgery would require.

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 are:

  • Robotic cholecystectomy
  • Single-site cholecystectomy
  • Esophageal/diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Robotic Nissen fundoplication
  • Robotic colectomy
  • Robotic lower anterior resection
  • Robotic splenectomy
  • Robotic gastrectomy (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:

  • Robotic single-site hysterectomy
  • Robotic myomectomy
  • Robotic endometriosis resection
  • Robotic sacrocolpopexy

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

Urological surgery

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