Robot Helps Surgeons Perform Minimally Invasive Surgeries

If your physician has recommended one of these major surgeries and you'd like to talk with a surgeon who is specially trained on the robotic surgical system, call (866) 887-3999 for a physician referral.

Ogden Regional Medical Center in Weber County was the first hospital in the Western United States to install the most advanced version of the da Vinci™ Surgical System. Integrating computer-enhanced technology with our surgeon's experience and skill enhances healing and promotes a full recovery for an increasing number of our patients.

This state-of-the-art surgical tool helps surgeons to perform major surgery through very small incisions. This technology enables surgeries that are significantly less invasive and more precise. As a result, patients experience less trauma, reduced pain and minimal scarring. They also recover faster, spend less time in the hospital and more quickly return to normal activities.

When using the robotic surgical system at Ogden Regional Medical Center, the surgeon sits at a console in an operating room - only a few feet away from the patient. He or she is guided by vibrant, 3D images that magnify the surgical site. This allows the surgeon to more clearly see the patient's internal organs as well as vital nerves and blood supply surrounding the organs.

At the console, our surgeons use hand and foot controls to precisely manipulate each of the robot's four arms and the tiny surgical instruments they hold - similar to a video game. The robotic technology enables surgeries to repair or remove diseased organs with minimal trauma to the patient's body.

It is important to note that the robot cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Our surgeons always remain in the operating room during entire procedure, close by their patients. These specialists utilize the surgical system to perform several different types of procedures. Most frequently, the robotic technology assists during complex hysterectomies and surgery for benign gynecologic conditions, as well as cardiothoracic procedures and prostate surgeries.

Through a combination of innovative technology, cutting-edge medical knowledge, and sincere dedication to our patients, Ogden Regional Medical Center remains a leading provider of high-quality healthcare services.