Robot-assisted surgeries in Riverside, California
Riverside Community Hospital is dedicated to being a leader in the Inland Empire by providing the latest surgical technologies. The Southern California Institute for Robotic Surgery at Riverside Community Hospital offers multiple robotic surgical systems that assist surgeons in performing a wide range of procedures, from hysterectomies to joint replacement. We strive to stay at the forefront of technology by offering patients an advanced and personalized surgical experience with a range of potential benefits compared to traditional procedures.
Do you want to know more about our robot-assisted surgical procedures? Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (951) 788-3463.
Our robotic surgical technology
All of our board-certified surgeons are trained and experienced with our robotic surgical systems. Robotic technology helps our surgeons perform procedures in delicate and hard-to-reach areas with great precision and range of motion. Our advanced robotic surgical systems mimic the movements of our surgeons' hands, increasing their agility and improving accessibility. Our systems' 3D HD visualization allows our surgeons to pre-plan and customize procedures for each patient.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Because robot-assisted surgeries are customized to each patient's anatomy and performed using a few small incisions, these minimally invasive procedures can offer patients many benefits. Compared to traditional procedures, robotic surgery can potentially offer patients:
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal trauma to surrounding tissues
- Quicker recovery times with minimal post-surgical complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Significantly less pain and bleeding
All surgeries are both patient- and procedure-specific. That's why these benefits are not guaranteed. While our robotic surgical systems are safe and effective, robot-assisted surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. For these reasons, it's important to ask your doctor about all treatment options and their risks and benefits.
Our robotic surgery specialties
Our surgeons are trained and experienced with robotic surgery and are equipped to care for you in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Robot-assisted surgeries we offer include:
- Bariatric surgery
- Colon resection
- Inguinal hernia
- Nephrectomy (partial and total)
- Nissen fundoplication
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Transanal surgery
- Lung surgery
- Joint surgery
Robot-assisted surgery for bariatrics and weight loss
Robot-assisted weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, allows us to provide minimally invasive surgical weight loss solutions to patients experiencing obesity and weight-related health conditions. Our surgical robot allows our surgeons to perform bariatric procedures with great accuracy and only a few small incisions.
We offer robot-assisted hysterectomies, which are minimally invasive and highly effective treatment options for a range of women’s uterine conditions. Robotic surgical technology provides the surgeon with excellent visualization of the patient’s anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures, such as a woman's reproductive organs and bladder.
Robot-assisted transanal surgery
Robot-assisted transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) allows our surgeons to remove large polyps and diseased tissue to treat conditions, such as early-stage rectum cancer, with great precision. Our advanced robotic surgical system allows the surgeon 3D visualization, excellent maneuverability and dexterity.
Traditional transanal surgery involves an incision made through the abdomen and usually requires cutting the entire rectum to retrieve the mass. With the conventional approach, there is also an increased risk of cancerous tissue being left behind. Most of these procedures are also followed by a colostomy.
Robotic prostatectomies are now the preferred treatment for early-stage prostate cancer. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the prostate with the aid of robotic surgical technology. Patients treated with this procedure are more likely than ever to completely recover from prostate cancer with minimal long-term side effects.
Robot-assisted Partial Knee, Total Knee and Total Hip replacement
Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee/hip pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for robot-assisted Partial Knee, Total Knee or Total Hip replacement, which may provide you with relief from your pain.
Robotic surgery is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the hip or knee. Our robot uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your partial or total knee/ total hip replacement. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant.
The surgeon guides the robotic arm within the predefined area, and technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding your doctor during surgery, robotic technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned to help protect your healthy bone.
It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee/ hip joint. The robot does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it.