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Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic Assisted Surgery offers the latest in surgical technology to provide our physicians precision movement to provide our patients the best possible care.

  • Robotic tool that enhances laparoscopic surgery with 3D visualization and 360 degree instrumentation motion
  • Effective and minimally invasive alternative to open and laparoscopic surgeries
  • Allows surgeons to perform even complex surgeries with great precision through very small incisions


  • Shorter length of stay
  • Less pain
  • Increased comfort level
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Faster recovery time


  • General: cholecystectomy, hernia repairs, colon resections
  • Gynecology: abdominal hysterectomy, ovarian cystectomy
  • Thoracic: lobectomy
  • Urology: radical prostatectomy, radial cystectomy ileostomy, nephrectomy (or partial), adrenalectomy

Single Site Surgery

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center utilizes Robotic Assisted Surgery for a variety of surgeries. Single site robotic assisted gallbladder surgery is now performed through a single incision using state-of-the-art precision instruments. Patients who choose single site surgery, after discussion with a surgeon, experience a virtually scarless procedure as the surgery is performed through only one incision in the navel (belly button), which dramatically limits visible scarring. The primary potential benefits include:

  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain
  • Low blood loss
  • Fast recovery
  • Short hospital stay
  • High patient satisfaction

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed as surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.