If you need surgery, you want to recover and get back to your life as quickly as possible. Our goal at Spectrum Health is to offer surgical options that can get you in and out of the hospital with a quick recovery time. Spectrum Health is excited to offer our patients minimally invasive robotic surgery options across 10 different specialties.
We have performed the most robotically assisted procedures in West Michigan—more than 20,000 since 2006, when we first invested in robotics technology. Spectrum Health has 11 locations offering minimally invasive robotic surgery capabilities, so you have access to quality care close to home.
The da Vinci® surgical system assists surgeons while they perform the surgery with an advanced set of instruments. The surgeon is in control the entire time and guides robotic arms with a console. The surgeon’s hand movements are translated in real time to maneuver the robotic arms, increasing precision and dexterity.
Robotics allows for better visibility through the use of miniature 3D, high-definition cameras. The robotic arms can bend and rotate in more ways than the human wrist can, allowing surgeons to make more delicate, precise and stable movements. The size of the instrument allows for surgeons to operate through only a few small incisions.
Robotic-assisted surgery might be a great option for you. It’s less invasive than other conventional methods and offers benefits such as:
Discuss with your physician whether robotic surgery is right for you.
Surgical robots at eleven locations within the Spectrum Health enterprise provide access to the most advanced minimally-invasive technology across West Michigan.
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.
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.