Robotic Surgery

Dr.Flanagan

For more information about robotic surgery at Waterbury Hospital, call (203) 568-2929

One of the cornerstones of the Center for Surgical Innovation is the use of the da Vinci XI surgical system—a state-of-the-art robotic technology that translates the surgeon’s expert hand motions into precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments inside the body. Although it is called a robot, the da Vinci Xi system cannot act on its own—the surgery is performed entirely by your surgeon.

Waterbury Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the region to acquire and use this newest minimally invasive robotic technology.

Using the da Vinci Xi, our expert, board-certified surgeons are able to successfully perform even the most complex and delicate operations through incisions as small as one to two centimeters.   This robotic technology is being used to perform colorectal procedures, hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, urological procedures, and prostate, kidney, balder and other procedures.

The da Vinci Xi allows surgeons to perform procedures that weren’t previously possible through other surgical techniques.   And, that’s not the only benefit to patients. Patient benefits include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • A lower risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Faster recovery times
  • Earlier discharge from hospital

All of this combined means patients are able to get back to their lives more quickly.