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Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center is improving patient outcomes through innovative surgical techniques. Robotic-assisted surgery combines technology and skill to perform procedures using a minimally invasive approach.

“Minimally invasive” means the procedure is performed using strategically placed small incisions rather than one large incision. Benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Decreased risk of complications
  • Shorter stay in the hospital
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster recovery times
  • Less scarring

Your provider will help you decide if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you. In many cases, an open or traditional approach may better suit your needs.

Learn more about how it works, types of procedures offered and more.

How It Works Understanding the Process

Robotic-assisted surgery is designed to enhance your surgeon’s capabilities using cutting-edge technology. 

During a robotic-assisted procedure, your surgeon and care team will remain in the operating room with you, controlling the equipment and monitoring your progress closely. Here’s how it works:

Click on the boxes below to learn more about each piece of equipment.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Equipment

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Equipment
Surgeon ConsolePatient CartVision Cart

Surgeon Console

The surgeon sits next to you at the surgeon console. 

  • Here, they look through a view finder that provides them with a magnified, high-definition, 3D image of your surgery.
  • Using the controls at the console, the surgical instruments follow your provider's motions exactly, acting like an extension of their hands - the instruments even have "wrists" that allow them to move in all directions. This technology improves range of motion while ensuring stability and precision.

Patient Cart

Your surgical team will be gathered around you and the patient cart. 

  • This piece of equipment will be positioned next to you and contains all of the "arms" and instruments that your surgeon controls from the console.
  • Remember, your surgeon is in complete control of the device at all times.

Vision Cart

The last piece of robotic-assisted surgery equipment in the room will be the vision cart.

  • This screen keeps your surgical team in tune with your surgeon and the makes high-tech visualization possible.

Robotic-Assisted Procedures at Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center’s robotic-assisted surgery program includes procedures from several specialties.
In addition to robotic-assisted procedures, our organization offers traditional and laparoscopic surgical approaches to meet your needs.


Cardiothoracic surgery includes procedures performed on the organs and anatomy in the chest. Robotic-assisted procedures include:

  • Lung resection or removal
  • Thoracotomy, a method to access to the chest cavity through a small incision between the ribs

General Surgery

General surgery can resolve or repair conditions affecting several parts of the body, including the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, pancreas, liver and more. Robotic-assisted procedures include:

  • Hernia repairs
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Bile duct exploration
  • Heartburn procedures, including Nissen fundoplication and LINX® Reflux Management System

Urologic and Gynecologic Surgery

Urologic procedures treat conditions affecting the urinary tract, including the kidneys and bladder. Urology also focuses on the male reproductive system, while gynecologists specialize in caring for the female reproductive system. Robotic-assisted procedures include:

  • Complete or partial kidney removal
  • Kidney stone removal
  • Bladder cancer treatment
  • Prostate or adrenal gland removal
  • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)

Beating Lung Cancer Fast. Accurate. Lifesaving.

An additional robotic device is allowing Fairfield Medical Center’s team to diagnosis, treat and overcome lung cancer faster than ever before.

Historically, small or difficult to assess nodules, or growths, in the lungs have been monitored over the course of months or years to determine whether advanced treatment is warranted.

Now, with the Ion endoluminal system, biopsy samples can be taken from small or suspicious nodules located anywhere in the lung almost immediately after detection.

The ability to reach these lesions with accuracy and precision will lead to earlier diagnosis, faster treatment and better outcomes for those battling lung cancer.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Investing in You

Robotic-assisted surgery offers many benefits, and Fairfield Medical Center is proud to offer leading surgical care to patients like you.

If you have questions or concerns about robotic-assisted surgery, we encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider. To learn more about our surgical equipment and capabilities, please visit Da Vinci Surgery | Robotic Assisted Surgery for Patients.

Caring for You

Tyrone Galbreath, DO
Tyrone Galbreath, DO
Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
David Hasl, MD
David Hasl, MD
General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Scott Johnson, MD
Scott Johnson, MD
General Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Jeffrey Yenchar, MD
Jeffrey Yenchar, MD
General Surgery, Robotic Surgery