Lutheran Medical Center offers the most experienced robotic-assisted surgical team in west Denver and offers two da Vinci® Surgical Systems, a minimally invasive robotic technology that is significantly changing the way surgery is performed. The da Vinci allows our surgeons to perform surgeries with unmatched precision for gynecology, urogynecology and urology related conditions.
Our center is part of an integrated network of health care excellence, offering a unique combination of capabilities to deliver a health care experience that is more complete and personally satisfying. Our commitment to offer the latest technology and most highly skilled physicians in a holistic, patient-centered environment has made us a progressive leader in cancer care, integrative health care, gynecologic and urologic care, and now in robotics-enabled minimally invasive surgery.
Patient Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Traditional surgery often requires a lengthy hospital stay and weeks of recovery. With minimally invasive surgery, the goal is to accomplish internal repair while leaving the body surface as natural as it was prior to surgery.
- Less pain
- Faster recovery/healing
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
- Less scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss
Lutheran Medical Center takes pride in having many physicians who excel in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, along with its sister hospitals in the Denver-metro area, Saint Joseph Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center. This enables us to perform more surgeries, share best practices and advance our robotic proficiency, furthering our leadership in minimally invasive surgery.
Our physicians specialize in most types of robotic surgery including:
- Prostatectomies for prostate cancer
- Partial nephrectomies for kidney cancer and benign kidney conditions
- Radical nephrectomies for kidney cancer
- Pyeloplasties for UPJ (ureteropelvic junction) obstruction
- Radical cystectomies for bladder cancer
- Sacrocopopexies (repair of vaginal prolapse)
- Ureteral repairs for ureteral strictures and injuries
The da Vinci System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities and offer, for the first time, a minimally invasive option for major surgery.
Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery allows our surgeons to perform many kinds of major surgery with less patient pain, minimal scarring, faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. Robotic technology takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, introducing precise, versatile instrument movement combined with three-dimensional visualization of the operative site.