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Robotic surgery

Minimally invasive robotic surgery

Allina Health’s Robotic Surgery and Technology Program is a regional leader in robotic surgery across multiple specialties. Experienced surgeons with specialized training perform your surgery using the latest robotic technology. Your surgeon controls every movement of a robotic arm that’s more precise than a human hand.  

Robotic surgery has many advantages, including a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery and less scarring. Your expert team will support you with comfort, compassion and exceptional care from your first consultation through recovery.  

Find a surgeon who performs robotic procedures and schedule a consultation. 

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Advanced approaches from an experienced team

Our surgeons perform more than 4,200 procedures a year using the latest minimally invasive technology. Robot-assisted surgery can improve health outcomes and your experience. 

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, uses a robot to help your surgeon perform surgery. During surgery, your surgeon looks through a camera to see a 3-D, up-close image of the surgery site. They use a special computer to control surgical instruments with robotic arms.   

Types of robotic surgery

Consider our team of multispecialty surgical experts. They have proven experience performing many types of robotic surgeries and have extensive specialty training to ensure your safety and the best possible outcomes.  

 Allina Health surgeons perform many types of robot-assisted procedures, including:  

Robotic surgery benefits

Robot-assisted surgery is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. Allina Health uses advanced surgical technology, making it possible to perform complex incisions with enhanced precision. 

The benefits of robotic surgery include:   

  • smaller incisions and scars  

  • less pain  

  • lower risk of infection  

  • shorter hospital stay and recovery time  

  • improved health outcomes 

  • lower medical costs for some people 

  •  returning to your routine as quickly and safely as possible 

Your safety is our priority. Your health care provider will discuss any potential risks during your consultation. While all procedures have risks, robotic surgeries are typically safer than traditional surgeries.   

Who's a candidate for robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is for procedures requiring more flexibility and enhanced visibility of the surgery site. Robotic surgery isn’t the best option for everyone.  

Ask your health care provider about your options and whether robot-assisted surgery is right for you.  Your surgeon will help you decide which surgical approach can give you the best possible outcomes.  

Recovering from robotic surgery

You’ll get at-home care instructions before you leave the hospital. Your health care team will keep you comfortable, help manage your pain and create a personalized recovery plan for your life.  

While the recovery from minimally invasive procedures is often much quicker, your recovery time may vary depending on the type of robotic surgery and other health factors unique to you. Take any prescription or over-the-counter medicine as directed.  

Insurance coverage and costs

Contact your health insurance provider about medical coverage and get a price estimate before scheduling robot-assisted surgery. You’ll pay any deductible amounts and charges your policy doesn’t cover. 

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First published: 1/8/2020
Last reviewed: 12/22/2022