Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Robotic-Assisted Surgery


For nearly a decade, Aurora Health Care has been leading the way with advanced technologies that speed patient recoveries and offer increased levels of surgical precision.

First robotic surgery at Aurora St. Luke’s

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

  • St. Luke’s is recognized as the premiere cardiovascular services provider throughout Wisconsin and was the first hospital in the state to offer robotically assisted heart surgery.
Robotic Assisted Gynecological Surgery

da Vinci Surgical System

Articulating da Vinci Robot

Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery

  • Pioneers in robotic-assisted prostate surgeries in 2002, Aurora has since performed more than 500 robotic prostate surgeries with positive outcomes and patient experiences.

Aurora Health Care was the first health care system in Wisconsin to use the da Vinci® Surgical System beginning in 2002 at its flagship hospital, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Since then:

  • Aurora St. Luke's has become the 7th largest robotic heart center in the world and one of the Midwest's most experienced providers of robotic surgery.
  • Our robotic-assisted surgery program has expanded and the da Vinci Surgical System is being used to perform procedures at five Aurora Medical Center locations.
  • Aurora Women’s Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center was the second facility in the United States to be designated as a Gynecologic Oncology Epicenter—bringing precision to the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic cancer.
  • Our physicians have collectively performed more than 6,000 robotic-assisted procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Studies have shown that the success of a robotic-assisted procedure is directly related to the experience of the surgeon and the team. Our experts have the most experience in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. More experience equals a better outcome for our patients.

If you are considering a robotic-assisted surgery, consider asking your physician the following questions:

  • What experience do you have with robotic-assisted surgery?
  • What types of robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
  • How many robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
  • What type of outcomes have your patients experienced?

Aurora Health Care physicians were the first in Wisconsin to perform:

Surgical Precision

The da Vinci System offers patients an alternative to traditional open surgery or conventional laparoscopy by putting the surgeon's hands at the controls of state-of-the-art robotic instruments.

By way of several tiny incisions, surgical instruments and 3D visual equipment access the surgical site with minimal disruption to surrounding tissue. Surgeons are able to clearly view important anatomical structures, and with total control of the robotic arms, they perform the most complex and delicate procedures with enhanced dexterity and unmatched precision.

Patient Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery:

  • Smaller incisions/less scarring
  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries
  • More rapid return to everyday activities
  • Less risk of infection

Robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci System is currently available from our experienced surgeons at these Aurora Health Care hospitals:

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, see our frequently asked questions. To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, visit Aurora’s Second Opinion Program or call 888-973-2663.