Minimally invasive surgery in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at MountainView Hospital is a leader in robotic-assisted surgery technology, training surgeons from around the country on the art and science of this minimally invasive surgery method. Our robotic surgery teams perform hundreds of procedures each year with our robotic surgical system, making us a high-volume center. In early 2024, MountainView celebrated its 15,000th robotic surgery case.

For more information about our robotic-assisted surgery services call, (702) 962-5021.


SRC Center of Excellence - Robotic Surgery - Excellence in safety, efficacy, and efficiency

MountainView Hospital's Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery is a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, an accreditation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

The SRC is a nonprofit patient safety organization that accredits top facilities, surgeons and medical professionals.

An SRC accreditation helps patients identify providers who have met rigorous standards for delivering high-quality perioperative and long-term follow-up care and distinguish them from those who have not. Insurance companies also use accreditation to identify those committed to excellence.

Las Vegas Institute of Robotic Surgery: MountainView Hospital

Why choose The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery

MountainView Hospital has been a leader in robotic surgery since 2011 when the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery was launched. We have pioneered many advanced robotic procedures, including Southern Nevada’s first robotic lobectomy.

Our program features:

  • Our program features seven of the latest surgical platforms, six multi-port robotic systems and a single-port robotic system, the first in Las Vegas. The single-port system allows us to continue to increase the level of complex urologic surgical cases to better care for our patients.
  • Advanced training and education courses to providers

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery offering patients a less invasive option than traditional surgery. It is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition, 3D vision and a magnified view. The surgeon controls the robotic system, which translates hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside of your body.

Benefits of robotic surgery

There are many benefits associated with robotic surgery, compared to traditional, open surgery, including:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Fewer surgical and postoperative complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced need for pain management
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions

None of the benefits of robotic surgery can be guaranteed, as surgery is necessarily both patient and procedure-specific.

Types of robot-assisted surgeries we offer

Our surgeons use advanced technologies to perform robotic surgery. They can perform procedures in the following specialty areas:

  • Colorectal surgery for cancer and diverticulitis
    • Abdominal perineal resection: Surgery to treat rectal or anal cancer
    • Colectomies: Procedure to remove all or part of the colon
    • Low anterior resection: A procedure removing part of the rectum
    • Rectopexy: Procedure to treat am rectal prolapse and place it back to the normal position in the pelvis
    • Sigmoid colon resection: Procedure to treat colon cancer
  • General procedures
    • Adrenalectomy: Removal of one or both adrenal glands
    • Inguinal hernia repair: Procedure to repaid hernia in the groin
    • Incisional/ventral hernia repair Procedure to treat hernia in the abdomen
    • Nissen fundoplication (acid reflux surgery); Procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • Single site gallbladder: Removal of the gall bladder
  • Gynecologic
    • Endometriosis surgery: Procedure to remove excess tissue growing outside of the uterus in other parts of the body, most commonly in the lower abdomen
    • Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus
    • Lymphadenectomy: Procedure to remove lymph nodes
    • Myomectomy: Removal of fibroids from the uterus
    • Oophorectomy: Removal of one or both ovaries
    • Ovarian sparing cystectomy: Removal of cysts from the bladder
    • Tubal reanastomosis: Tubal ligation (tubes tied) reversal procedure
    • Vaginal vault suspension: Procedure to repair vaginal wall prolapse
  • Head and neck
    • Transoral laryngeal/pharyngeal resection: Removal of tumors from the throat (pharynx), the base of the tongue and tonsils
  • Neurological and spine
    • Craniotomy: Removes a tumor or blood clot
    • Laminectomy: Removes part of the vertebra
    • Spinal fusion: Connects two or more vertebrae in the spine
    • Discectomy: Removes herniated disc material pressing on a nerve of the spinal cord
  • Thoracic (lung)
    • Lobectomy: Procedure to treat lung cancer most often by removing a lobe of the lung
  • Surgical oncology
    • Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery: Procedures involving the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver
  • Urology
    • Cystectomy: Removal of all or part of the urinary bladder
    • Nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy: Removal of all or part of the kidney
    • Pyeloplasty: Reconstruction of the renal pelvis (a part of the kidney) to drain and decompress the kidney.
    • Radical prostatectomy: Removal of the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue
    • Sacrocolpopexy: Procedure to repair pelvic prolapse (weakening of the pelvic floor)
    • Ureteral reimplantation: Repair of the tubes connecting the bladder and kidneys