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General Robotic Surgery at UCLA
One of the more exciting promises in robotic surgery is in the field of general surgery. For so long, general surgeons were unable to use approaches with small incisions because they needed access to the entire surgical area.
With robotic surgery, surgeons can use the flexible instruments the robotic arms provide, as well as enhanced magnification and the ability to move the camera to different arms to control what they can see. This combination means that general surgeons can now think about using robotic surgery for complex cases.
What is robotic general surgery?
At UCLA, our robotic surgeons use the robot to perform:
- Hepatobiliary surgeries (liver, biliary tract, gallbladder)
- Gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Hiatal hernia repair
- Heller myotmies
- Immediate arcuate ligament release
- Stomach cancer
- Pancreatic disease
- Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
- Gallbladder disease and gallstones
Why choose UCLA for general robotic surgery?
At UCLA, everyone involved in your robotic surgery trains in teams to provide an exceptional patient experience, from the beginning of surgery until you recover. We pay special attention to managing your pain after surgery and developing a plan to helping you recover.
Is da Vinci surgery right for me?
Many factors influence how a surgeon decides to perform surgery. Discuss all of the possible advantages with your doctor before making a decision that is right for you and your medical condition. Meet our general robotic surgeons.
Phone: 800-UCLA-MD1 (or 310-825-2631)