Robotic-assisted surgery in Southern Nevada

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If you have been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, Sunrise Hospital delivers the most effective and least invasive surgical treatments available in the greater Las Vegas area.

To find a physician who performs robotic surgery at Sunrise Hospital, call (702) 961-5020.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Our surgeons utilize robotic surgery to make a small incision the size of a dime for a minimally invasive procedure. Developed with patient safety in mind, the robotic technology mimics the surgeon's movements with robotics and provides the same direct eye-hand-instrument ability without any delay in time. The result allows greater physician precision in maneuvering than is available with the human hand for a safer operation and better patient outcome. Surgeons can even perform more complex and delicate procedures through these smaller incisions.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery for patients, including:
  • Reduction in pain after surgery
  • Fewer infections
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller scars

Risks with robotic surgery

As with any surgery, there are always risks to consider, as robotic surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While the robotic surgery program is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

Surgeries performed with robotics

Robotic-surgery hysterectomy

If you are seeking treatment for fibroids, cancer or endometriosis, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy. If your doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for robotic hysterectomy—one of the most effective, least-invasive treatment options for uterine conditions.

For most patients, robotic hysterectomy can offer numerous benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.

Moreover, robotic surgery provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches. Robotic hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.

Robotic-surgery prostatectomy

Referred to as robotic surgery for prostate cancer or robotic prostatectomy, prostatectomy robotic surgery is a more accurate, robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is becoming the preferred treatment for prostate removal in early stages of prostate cancer. Robotic prostatectomy may be the most effective and least-invasive prostate surgery.

If your doctor recommends prostate surgery, the cancer was probably caught early. With robotic prostatectomy, the likelihood of a complete recovery from prostate cancer without long-term side effects is better than conventional surgical methods. Additionally, Robotic prostatectomy may offer a faster return to potency and continence.

Robotic gastric bypass surgery

You may be a candidate for robotic gastric bypass if your doctor recommends surgery to control your weight. Robotic gastric bypass surgery allows surgeons to provide exceptional treatment, using only a few small incisions.

Robotic gastric bypass offers the potential for better outcomes than open or laparoscopic approaches because this robotic surgery provides surgeons with superior visualization, dexterity, control and ergonomics required for this demanding operation. Additionally, this type of surgery allows surgeons to operate on patients with higher body mass indexes (BMIs).

Additional robotic surgery procedures



  • Lower anterior resection
  • Colectomy

Surgical oncology

  • Hepatobiliary procedures

Trans-oral surgery

  • Radical tonsillectomy for oncology
  • Tongue base resection for oncology
  • Tongue base reduction for sleep apnea


  • Salpingo oophorectomy - removal of an ovary and fallopian tube


  • Adrenalectomy: removal of adrenal gland(s)
  • Cystectomy: removal of all or part of the bladder including neobladder reconstruction
  • Nephrectomy: kidney removal
  • Partial nephrectomy: partial kidney removal
  • Orchiectomy: removal of the testicles
  • Pyeloplasty: the surgical reconstruction or revision of the renal pelvis to drain and decompress the kidney
  • Renal cyst excision: removal of cysts in the kidney
  • Pediatric and adult ureteral reimplantation: surgery to fix the tubes that connect the bladder to the kidneys
  • Vaginal vault suspension: pelvic prolapse