Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest provider for robotic surgery, and continues to be a forerunner in minimally-invasive surgery for a wide breadth of surgical specialties. Having performed over 10,000 robotically-assisted procedures since 2006, Spectrum Health is established as a center of excellence for technologically advanced surgical options.
Robotically-assisted surgery offers surgical precision and dexterity that enables surgeons to perform delicate and complex procedures through small incisions. These procedures have been associated with improved outcomes; reduced post-operative pain, shorter length of stay in the hospital and fewer overall complications when compared to open incision procedures. This means patients are able to return to their activities of daily living much sooner.
Robotic Surgery Locations
Surgical robots at nine hospitals within the Spectrum Health enterprise provide access to the most advanced minimally-invasive technology across West Michigan.
Advantages of Robotic Surgery
Spectrum Health expands robotic treatments to the benefit of patients. Surgery recovery can be difficult, taking weeks for patients to get back on their feet. At Spectrum Health, we are working to get people back to their normal lives faster. Learn more about our program in the video below.
Changing Lives with Robotics
Read our HealthBeat stories below to learn more about how both patients and physicians are experiencing numerous advantages thanks to the benefits of Spectrum Health's Robotic Surgery innovations.
Just like Wonder Woman
After undergoing da Vinci robotic surgery to remove her lung cancer, Roxanne Nelson is amazed at how quickly she has rebounded.
Doctors and their robots
Cancer survivor Caroline Laney learns firsthand how humans and machines are working together in the operating room.