Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery
The Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery is a network of three hospital locations in Las Vegas dedicated to excellence in robotic-assisted surgeries.
Minimal Scarring. Less Pain. Faster Recovery. Shorter Hospital Stay.
Sunrise Health has been leading the way in robotic surgery since 2011, when the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery was launched. Our program provides patients with a minimally invasive method of surgery that allows for even more surgical precision and improved care for our patients.
The addition of the latest robotic surgical platform – the first and only in Las Vegas – we are able to continue to increase the level of complex surgical cases to better care for our patients.
As the recognized leader in robotic surgery, we train other surgeons on the intricacies of robotic surgery
Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at MountainView Hospital
Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery at Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center
Our robotic surgery teams perform hundreds of procedures each year with our advanced robotic surgical systems, making us one of the highest volume and most experienced robotic programs in the state of Nevada.
At the Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery, we have pioneered advanced robotic procedures, including Southern Nevada’s first robotic lobectomy and thymectomy surgeries.
With the addition of the latest system in neurosurgery technology, surgeons can perform brain and spinal surgeries with targeted precision.
Our range or surgical services bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, endometriosis surgery, ENT surgery, gallbladder surgery, gynecological surgeries, hysterectomy, kidney surgery, myomectomy, neurosurgery, orthopedic/joint replacement surgeries, prostatectomy, sacrocolopexy, spine surgery, thoracic surgery, urologic surgery.
What is robotic-assisted surgery?
Some of the major benefits of using a robotic surgical system over traditional approached have been greater surgical precision, increased range of motion for the surgeon, enhanced visualization and improved access. Benefits experienced by patients may include a shorter hospital stay, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss, fewer transfusions, less scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities. None of these benefits can be guaranteed, as surgery is necessarily both patient and procedure specific.
How does it work?
The surgeon using a console controls the interactive robot arms. The console shows the surgeon 3D images of the procedure. The robotic arm(s) are used to hold surgical instruments and can act as a scalpel, scissors or electrocautery device. An endoscopic camera with two lenses provides stereoscopic vision to the surgeon.
The latest robotic platform uses one robotic arm to complete all of these tasks.
For brain and spine surgery, a robotic arm is used for highly detailed imaging, navigation and robotic platform. The surgeon can view patient anatomy in 3-D, making it possible to perform complex procedures on unreachable areas or tumors of the brain with less invasive approaches and more precision. The technology also automatically maps and highlights all tracts before and during surgery for optimal surgical planning.
In every case, the surgeon is in charge of movements and the procedure; the robotic system does not operate automatously.