Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery

Lynn Kowalski, MD
Dr. Lynn Kowalski
Medical Director, Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery


Eleanor Markle, RN
Eleanor Markle, RN, CNOR
Robotics Program Manager


da Vinci® Robotic Surgery Procedures Currently Available at MountainView Hospital

For a detailed list of procedures, visit our Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery Procedures page

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MountainView Announces the Next Frontier of Robotic Surgery

MountainView Hospital and its Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery is the first facility in Las Vegas to receive the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries.

The new technology, approved by the FDA on April 1, provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also allows for enhanced dexterity and greater precision and control for the surgeon.

Being the first Las Vegas hospital to offer the da Vinci Xi as a surgical option reinforces MountainView’s commitment to the healthcare of Southern Nevada’s residents and speaks to the depth and strength of MountainView’s robotic surgery program.

The hospital will receive the da Vinci Xi on Thursday, November 20. Dr. Arnold D. Chung, cardiothoracic surgeon with MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, will perform the first case on the da Vinci Xi on Friday, November 21. Dr. Chung is the only thoracic surgeon in Las Vegas utilizing the da Vinci Surgical Systems.

The da Vinci Xi has broader capabilities than prior generations of the da Vinci Xi system, and has the ability to be used for thoracic, colorectal, gynecological and general surgery. Minimally invasive surgery allows for a quicker recovery time, less pain, less bleeding and shorter hospitalization.

The Xi possesses 3D-HD visualization, giving surgeons a highly magnified view. The da Vinci Xi system’s new overhead arm architecture provides the surgeon anatomical access from virtually any position, simplifying multi-quadrant surgeries. Smaller, thinner arms coupled with longer instrument shafts permit greater range of motion and more flexibility than ever before.

MountainView continues to be the leader in robotic surgery, offering an extensive panel of surgeons and pairing them with trained staff and nurses, who are part of dedicated robotic surgical teams. The da Vinci Xi joins MountainView’s two da Vinci Si robotic systems which will continue to be an advanced, minimally-invasive surgical option for patients.

Welcome to the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery

We are dedicated to bringing you the services and support needed to make your surgery a success. The most important part of our program is YOU!

Your commitment and cooperation is vital to a rapid and successful recovery. The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery provides patients with the option of robotic surgery, which allows for 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 coordinator guiding every aspect of your care.

We are committed to providing the highest level of quality, compassion and comfort for all of our patients. Thank you for entrusting your care to MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery.

MountainView’s Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery coordinator works with you and your physician to help guide every aspect of your care. Our coordinator, Eleanor Markle, has extensive clinical experience in robotic surgery and in working with patients. She works with all the facets of our robotic program, from coordination of surgery scheduling to community education. Eleanor works with physicians and their offices helping to ensure your experience is seamless. You will probably see her at some point in the process of your robotic surgery.

A Dedicated Robotic Team Improves Patient Outcomes

In 2011, MountainView Hospital launched the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery to provide patients with a minimally invasive method of surgery that allows for even more precision and care for our patients. 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.

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Multiple Specialities

We have a variety of specialties performing robotic surgery at MountainView, including urology, gynecology oncology, colorectal surgery, general gynecology, otolaryngology, general surgery, bariatric and urogynecology.

To be referred to a physician who performs da Vinci® robotic surgery at MountainView Hospital, call (702) 233-5474.

See a list of physicians performing daVinci robotic surgery at MountainView Hospital Las Vegas

At the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, we have performed more than 1,600 procedures via robotic-assisted surgery, making MountainView one of the most experienced robotic programs in the state of Nevada.

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