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LV Institute for Robotic Surgery

Welcome to the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery

The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery provides the residents of northwest Las Vegas and Southern Nevada with another option in surgical care.

MountainView Hospital has been leading the way in robotic surgery since 2011, when the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery was launched. Our program provides patients with a minimally invasive method of surgery that allows for even more surgical precision and improved care for our patients.

Our program is unique because of the number of highly trained surgeons that make up our panel as well as our dedicated Robotics Program Manager guiding every aspect of your care. During our procedures, we have a dedicated multidisciplinary robotics team that services our patients in every robotic case. This team creates consistency and standardization in the level of care, which improves patient outcomes.

At the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, we have pioneered advanced robotic procedures, including Southern Nevada’s first robotic lobectomy. In addition, we deliver advanced education courses to providers and participate in nationwide clinical trials.

Our robotics surgery teams perform hundreds of procedures each year with robotic surgical system, making us one of the highest volume and most experienced robotic programs in the State of Nevada.

MountainView has the most comprehensive program in Southern Nevada, offering surgical options using robotic-assisted technology for a wide variety of specialties, including urology, gynecology oncology, colorectal surgery, general gynecology, otolaryngology, general surgery and urogynecology. MountainView is the only hospital in Las Vegas offering thoracic surgery using robotic assisted surgery.

MountainView has three robots as part of its program. All three robotic systems offer patients less invasive options and faster recovery than traditional surgeries.

About Robotic Surgery

During a robotic procedure, the surgeon will be working at a console located in your surgical suite.

Sitting at the console, the surgeon has 3-D enhanced visualization of the surgical area, and your surgeon holds highly sensitive controls that will be used to move the instruments that are attached to the robotic system.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Q: What are the benefits of robotic surgery compared with traditional methods of surgery?

A: Some of the major benefits using a robotic surgical system over traditional approaches have been greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits experienced by patients may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return on normal daily activities. None of these benefits can be guaranteed, as surgery is necessarily both patient and procedure specific.

Q: Will the surgical system make the surgeon unnecessary?

A: The system does not operate on its own. It replicates the surgeon’s hand movements in real time. The surgical system enables surgeons to be more precise, advancing their technique and enhancing their capability in performing complex minimally invasive surgery. It cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own to move in any way, or perform any type of surgical maneuver without the surgeon’s input.

To be referred to a physician who performs robotic surgery at MountainView Hospital, call (702) 962-5021.