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Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an effective surgical method that is less intrusive than traditional surgery. Minimally invasive surgery offers effective surgical outcomes with less pain, shorter recovery times and a lower complication rate.

Robot-assisted surgery in South Denver

When you need surgery, we want you to recover as fast as possible.

At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques with a special focus on and experience with robot-assisted surgeries. These surgical approaches use smaller incisions and tools — resulting in less scarring and pain — while enabling you to heal faster.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Related specialties

Learn more about our related specialties.

Advanced surgical technology

Our expert surgeons perform robotic surgeries across numerous specialties using highly specialized equipment. Experts in using these advanced tools, our team brings together the precision of a robot with the touch of a human hand.

Our robot-assisted surgical specialties

Our physicians are committed to safely and efficiently getting our patients back to their lives. When possible, our specialists do that through advanced robot-assisted surgery. With one of the largest fleets of robots in the region, our hospital offers you access to both common and complex procedures.

Our highly trained surgeons are specialized in robot-assisted:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
    • Gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
    • Hernia surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
    • Hysterectomy
    • Myomectomy
    • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Head and neck surgery
    • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
  • Orthopedic surgery
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
    • Partial knee replacement
  • Neuromuscular surgery
    • Thymectomy
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
    • Kidney surgery
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Prostatectomy
    • Prostatic hydroablation therapy
    • Pyeloplasty

For more information about our robot-assisted surgery options, please call (303) 575-0055.

Robotic single-site surgery

Our hospital also offers single-incision methods if you need a general surgery procedure such as a hysterectomy or gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). In these procedures, surgeons operate through only one small incision in the navel (belly button). In addition to the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (such as less pain and a quicker recovery), single-site procedures are virtually scar-less.

To learn more, find a robotic surgery specialist at our hospital .

Robot-assisted bronchoscopy

Ours was the first hospital in Colorado to offer a powerful new robot-assisted bronchoscopy technology. A real game changer in the earlier detection of lung cancers, the system allows our physicians to biopsy small, peripheral nodules in the most difficult-to-reach areas of the lungs with uninterrupted vision and incredible control.

Enlarged prostate robot-assisted treatments

Aquablation® also known as prostatic hydroablation, is a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate. The method uses a heat-free water jet delivered with robotic precision to provide long-lasting symptom relief. It has very low rates of irreversible complications like erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction and incontinence.

Our hospital is currently the only hospital in Colorado offering this innovative treatment option. Visit our blog to learn more about prostatic hydroablation therapy.

The Center for Robotic Surgery

We have the only dedicated robotic center in Colorado, located in the Evergreen Building on our campus.

Why choose robotic surgery?

Robot-assisted surgery is an effective treatment and offers many benefits over traditional surgeries.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery technology requires only a few small incisions. With this technique, our surgeons use image guidance to control robotic arms to perform surgery. For the surgeon, this allows them to have extreme precision and treat hard-to-reach areas with less damage to surrounding tissues.

This has numerous benefits for you, including less scarring, a quicker recovery and a shorter hospital stay. The ultimate benefit is that we get you back to living your life as fully as possible and as soon as possible.