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:
- Hernia Repair (hiatal, inguinal and ventral)
- Small Bowel Resection
- Gallbladder surgery
- Colon Resection
- Rectal Prolapse Repair
- Rectal Resection
Make an appointment with a colon and rectal surgeon
Register for an online information session
Learn more about our urological services
- Endometrial Ablation
- 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)
Learn more about our gastrointestinal services
- 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.