Meet Our Team
The team at St. Cloud Regional Robotic Surgery Center is committed to providing a wide variety of leading edge surgical treatment options for our patients, including the latest breakthroughs in robotic-assisted surgical techniques. Meet the surgeons committed to smaller incisions, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.
da Vinci® ... Changing the Experience of Surgery at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci® System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Smaller incisions – provide faster healing and little to no scarring
- Shortened hospital stay, or even outpatient surgery
- Minimal blood loss – less chance a blood transfusion will be needed during surgery
- Less post-surgical pain – minimizes the length of time or need for pain medication
- Faster healing time – you will be back to your normal routine faster
da Vinci® Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides your surgeon with tremendous surgical accuracy utilizing high-definition 3D vision and a magnified operating view. Your doctor controls the da Vinci® System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Though it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci® cannot act on its own: The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor.
Together, da Vinci® technology allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. As a result patients are often able to get back to their daily routines faster — without the usual recovery for traditional surgeries.
To date, the da Vinci® System has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures.
For more information, read the da Vinci® FAQ »
Single-Site - Facing Gallbladder Surgery?
Learn why Single-Site™ da Vinci® Surgery may be your best option for virtually scarless results.
Treatment for gallbladder disease may include lifestyle changes, medicines and procedures. However, when routine medical care does not ease your symptoms, surgery may be needed. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, your doctor may need to remove your gallbladder. This operation is known as a cholecystectomy.
Gallbladder surgery is generally performed using manual laparoscopy with four small incisions. However, St. Cloud Regional is performing gallbladder removal through one incision to virtually eliminate scarring.
If you have been told you need gallbladder surgery, ask your doctor about Single-Site da Vinci surgery. This procedure is performed through a single incision in your belly button using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Patients who choose Single-Site technology at St. Cloud Regional experience a virtually scarless procedure since surgery is performed through only one incision in the belly button, which dramatically limits visible scarring.