Robot-assisted surgeries in Chattanooga

At Parkridge Health, our robot-assisted technology enables surgeons to operate with higher accuracy and control. This advanced technology is available for several surgical specialties and offers a wide range of advantages compared to traditional procedures.

For more information about robotic surgery at our hospitals, please call Parkridge Health at (423) 698-6061.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Compared to traditional techniques, robot-assisted surgery is associated with several benefits, including:

  • Better clinical outcomes
  • Better visualization for surgeons through accurate, highly detailed 3D models
  • Enhanced dexterity for surgeons through guided robotic controls or systems
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk for follow-up surgery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Reduced complication rates
  • Shorter hospital stays

How our robot-assisted tools work

Many of our surgical platforms use robotic technology. These systems enable complex surgeries to be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

Our systems use a robotic arm that a surgeon controls from a console. The arm features tools used during surgical treatment, including an endoscopic camera, a scalpel and other instruments.

These advanced systems can also generate 3D models of your unique anatomy. Using these detailed images, surgeons can better plan and perform treatment.

Medical teams at Parkridge Health can perform various surgeries using robot-assisted technologies. Surgical specialties taking advantage of these tools include:

Thoracic surgery

Advanced technology enables doctors to perform surgery on the chest using small incisions. Minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery is an option for specific cardiovascular treatments, including those used to treat valve prolapse and heart disease, and thoracic procedures, including lung surgery.

Colorectal surgery

Surgeons can perform colorectal procedures with robot-assisted tools, such as colectomy (removal of all or part of the colon) and lower anterior resection (removing the rectum and attaching the colon to the anus). These surgeries are also often used to remove cancer from colorectal tissue.

General surgery

Robotic technology allows surgeons to perform common surgical procedures.

All robotic procedures can be completed successfully with small incisions (minimally invasive surgery), less blood loss and fewer complications than open surgery. Additionally, these procedures performed with robotic technology allow for less pain and a quicker return to daily activities.

Spinal surgery

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced the field of spinal procedures, offering numerous benefits to patients and surgeons. The robot's advanced imaging and navigation capabilities enable surgeons to plan and execute procedures with unparalleled accuracy.

Gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgery

Robot-assisted surgery is an option for many women's surgeries. We offer two formats for these procedures: multi-port surgery (several small incisions) and single-site surgery. Robotic surgery may be an option for cervical, ovarian or uterine cancers as well.

Urologic surgery

Robotic-assisted surgeries are extremely helpful in urologic surgeries due to the precise nature of the procedures. The use of robotic technology in urology allows for more complex, delicate surgeries with improved outcomes.

Orthopedic and spine surgery

Robotic technology allows surgeons to perform computer-assisted surgery on various joint and spinal abnormalities. The robotic approach allows for improved preplanning, accurate measurements, precise implant placement and better outcomes than traditional methods.

Pulmonary procedures

Robotic technology allows physicians to more accurately identify, isolate and diagnose pulmonary nodules and irregularities discovered in radiologic studies. Robot-assisted pulmonary procedures:

  • Decrease complications
  • Increase the percentage of lesions with tissue diagnoses
  • Potentially decrease the time from diagnosis to treatment in lung cancer
  • Require no incisions