Welcome to the Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery at Sky Ridge
Sky Ridge's Robotic Surgery Program
Our goal is to be on the leading edge of technology so that we can provide you with the best treatment options. That’s why our Colorado Center for Robotic Surgery offers the da Vinci® Robotic Surgery System, which allows specially trained surgeons to operate miniaturized surgical instruments allowing for extremely precise movements.
- Nephrectomy and Partial Nephrectomy
- Hysterectomy and other Gynecological Procedures
- Colorectal Surgery
- Certain General Surgeries
- MAKOplasty Minimally Invasive Knee Resurfacing
Why Choose da Vinci Surgery?
Using da Vinci may improve your recovery experience with benefits including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
More about da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Although the four-armed surgical robot never fulfilled its original intent — providing remote battlefield surgery for the Army in the late 1980s — it has done everything from removing cancerous prostates and kidneys to repairing heart valves and prolapsed uteruses, all while putting patients back on their feet more quickly than traditional surgeries.
During surgery, da Vinci surgeons sit at a console a few feet away from the patient, peering through a high-definition, 3-D, viewing system. The surgeon uses hand controls to manipulate the robotic arms, which are inserted strategically in the patient through small (less than half inch) incisions and mimic the surgeon's motions, but on a much more minute scale.
Superb range-of-motion, coupled with a magnified vision system that surgeons say gives the illusion of being inside the patient, can lead to excellent outcomes with less risk of blood loss, infections, scarring and other serious complications.
Meet Two of more than 20 Robotic Surgeons at Sky Ridge:
|Dr. Edward "Ted" Eigner, Urologist
|Dr. Ali Sarram, Urologist
Specialty: Partial Nephrectomy