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Robotic surgery

The minimally invasive da Vinci Robotic Surgery program at Great Plains Health allows physicians to perform many procedures through incisions the size of a dime or just one small incision (single site). It’s used for procedures involving the: uterus, ovaries, bladder, pancreas, liver, prostate; and for weight loss and other general surgeries.

The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to maneuver and control instruments in ways not humanly possible, which increases safety and accuracy.

  • Enhanced 3D, high-definition vision of operative field with up to 10x magnification
  • New optional dual console allows second surgeon to provide assistance
  • Superior visual clarity of tissue and anatomy

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

With minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, patients experience:

  • Smaller/less incisions—less invasive, heals faster and requires fewer sutures
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer transfusions

Procedures available

General surgery procedures:

  • GERD and acid reflux operations
  • Inguinal (groin) hernia repair
  • Ventral/incisional abdominal hernia repair
  • Small bowel surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
  • Bariatric weight loss surgery
  • Single port (one incision) options for some procedures available

Gynecologic procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy (fibroids)
  • Ovarian surgeries
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • All abdominal benign gynecology

For more information, call 308.568.3700.

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