Minimally Invasive Surgery/Robotics

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Leading-Edge Robotics, Right in the Neighborhood

For the convenience and comfort of patients in Philadelphia, Elkins Park and East Norriton, Einstein Healthcare Network offers a broad range of minimally invasive procedures - including both laparoscopic and the latest robotic surgery - at all three of our hospitals.

Einstein patients have access to highly trained specialists performing many of the latest minimally invasive techniques that use tiny incisions and miniature robotic instruments for everything from appendectomies to colon resections – allowing many patients to leave surgery with only small bandages for dressings.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Einstein

Because surgeons are making smaller incisions to access the surgical site and can be more precise with their tools, the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can include:

  • Shorter hospital stay (or none at all)
  • Less trauma during surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Less post-surgical scarring and less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Fewer complications after surgery

The Latest Tools and Technologies

Einstein, and its parent Jefferson Health, continually invest in the latest tools, technologies and training. Einstein has the da Vinci® XI Robot, the latest version of this advanced tool, at both our Montgomery and Philadelphia campuses. We also perform many procedures using high-tech cameras, or laparoscopes, featuring increased sensitivity for anatomical clarity and pinpoint precision to protect patient safety.

Available Minimally Invasive Procedures

Here are some of the minimally invasive/robotic procedures available at Einstein hospitals:

General/Colon/Rectal Surgery

  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia Repair (hiatal, inguinal and ventral)
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Colon Resection
  • Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Rectal Resection
  • Rectopexy

Make an appointment with a colon and rectal surgeon


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Urologic Surgery

  • Prostate Surgery
Learn more about our urological services

Gynecologic Surgery
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Pelvic Surgery

Learn more about our gynecological services


  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder resection)
  • Esophageal Resection
  • Heller Myotomy (for achalasia of the esophagus)
  • Nissen Fundoplication (for heartburn, acid reflux and GERD)
  • Gastrectomy

Learn more about our gastrointestinal services

Thoracic Surgery

  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Mediastinal Mass Resection
  • Thymectomy (removal of the thymus gland)

Make an appointment with a thoracic surgeon

Scheduling an Appointment

If you are a patient seeking more information or would like to schedule an appointment, please click on one of the links above or call 1-800-EINSTEIN (1-800-346-8346) or request an appointment online.

If you are a physician and would like to transfer an inpatient for surgery, please visit our Transfer Center section.

What to Expect During Robotic Surgery

More about the da Vinci XI Robot

Learn more about the da Vinci surgical system and robotic surgery from the company that created the system

Training & Education

At Einstein, we have clinical expertise in all core domains of surgery and are actively invested in resident education.

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