Cardon Children's Medical Center offers surgical robotics, a less-invasive option to traditional surgery for patients, resulting in quicker recovery. Cardon Children's offers a wide range of pediatric surgical services.
da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
Banner Health uses the daVinci Robotic Surgical System, which allows the surgeon to work with four interactive robotic arms along with a high-performance vision system to perform surgeries. The robot's long, spindly arms can easily get into hard-to-reach areas and make dime-sized incisions. The robotic surgical system cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery
With robotic surgery, patients who once faced several weeks in recovery following surgery can be back on their feet within days. Other benefits may include:
Currently, Banner Desert surgeons use robotic assistance to perform minimally invasive procedures in these areas:
- Pediatric general surgery
- Pediatric urology
- Adolescent gynecology