Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robot Robot Robot


What is Robotic Assisted Surgery?
Robotic surgery has evolved from traditional laparoscopic surgery- a minimally invasive technique that allows surgeons to operate in the belly, distended with air to allow for a working space. Instead of big, open incisions to reach organs, laparoscopic surgery allows for tiny incisions, finer tissue manipulation and therefore a quicker time to heal. This type of surgery is performed using The da Vinci ® Surgical System. Robotic-Assisted procedures are quickly becoming the favored approach for surgeons. To learn more, visit our FAQ page here.
 

Robotic Assisted Surgery takes traditional laparoscopic surgery to the 21st Century.

Please understand these key points of robotic assisted surgery:

  • The surgeon has control over all four of the robot's arms
  • The robot does NOT perform surgery without the surgeons control
  • Essentially, the robot is an extension of the surgeon's hands

What are the advantages of Robotic Assisted Surgery?

For Patients For Surgeons
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Decreased pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Faster healing
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Improved outcomes
  • More detailed, 3-D view of the operating site
  • Increased precision
  • Removes surgeon hand tremors
  • Minimizes surgeon fatigue


Which conditions are treated using Robotic Assisted Surgery?

Urologic Condition Type of Robotic Surgery
Bladder Cancer Robotic Cystectomy
Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Robotic Nephroureterectomy
Kidney Cancer Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Prostate Cancer Robotic Prostatectomy
Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction Robotic Pyeloplasty
Urinary Incontinence Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
Urachal Duct Cyst Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Excision

Meet our expert Robot Assisted Surgeons:
Stony Brook Urology prides itself on providing the most up to date surgical therapy for any urologic condition, adult or pediatric. 

Urologic Oncology Specialists:

Dr. WaltzerWayne C. Waltzer, MD, FACS
Professor & Chairman of Urology
Kidney Transplantation
Urologic Oncology
Dr. FitzgeraldJohn Fitzgerald, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor
General Urology
Urologic Oncology

 
Dr. SpalivieroMassimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Assistant Professor
General Urology
Urologic Oncology

 

Pediatric Urology Specialists:

waltzerMichael Ernst, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Urology
John FItzgeraldRachel Davis, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Urology

 

Female Urology Specialists:

Dr. KimJason Kim, MD
Assistant Professor
Female Urology
Voiding Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
Dr. WeissbartSteven Weissbart, MD
Assistant Professor
Female Urology
Voiding Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

 
Dr. TamJustina Tam, MD
Assistant Professor
Female Urology
Voiding Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

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Last Updated
07/05/2023