Robotic surgery, a minimally invasive technique, allows the surgeon to operate through a few small incisions while providing a 3-D high definition view. The tiny instruments that are used can bend and rotate well beyond the capabilities of the human wrist. The benefits of robotic surgery for you are a smaller scar, less pain, shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.
Roper Hospital was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to offer this technology and today our surgeons have performed hundreds of robotic surgeries. Roper Hospital is now a colorectal robotic epicenter. This designation as a robotic epicenter means our program met a rigorous list of criteria including performing more than 100 procedures and our surgical techniques are teachable and effective.