LEADING THE WAY WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
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.
- 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:
- Robotic-assisted heart surgery
- Robotic-assisted prostate surgery
- Robotic-assisted kidney surgery
- Robotic-assisted bladder surgery
- Robotic-assisted colon surgery
- Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery
- Robotic-assisted gynecologic cancer surgery
- Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
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:
- Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
- Aurora BayCare Medical Center
- Aurora West Allis Medical Center
- Aurora Medical Center in Summit
- Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
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.