Robotic Surgery

State-of-the-art technology benefits patients

Yakima Regional is proud to offer patients the latest technology and advanced treatment options. Robotic surgery provides a safe, minimally invasive approach to surgery that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures through small incisions. For patients, robotic surgery offers:

  • Less pain and scarring
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery

How robotic surgery works

Robotic surgery is similar to laparoscopic techniques, in which small incisions are made near the surgical treatment area. From a console in the operating room, the surgeon remotely manipulates surgical instruments, which are attached to robotic arms, to perform surgery through the incisions. A powerful camera provides magnified, 3-D images to provide clear details of the surgical area. Robotic technology gives surgeons enhanced dexterity, precision and range of motion.

da Vinci® SiSurgical System

Yakima Regional’s surgeons are specially trained on the state-of-the-art da Vinci® SiSurgical System. Our surgeons can perform a variety of robotic-assisted procedures, including:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery, including hysterectomy and fibroid surgery (myomectomy)
  • Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy

RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System

For adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement provides a minimally invasive option to treat knee pain. Yakima Regional’s orthopedic surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. MAKOplasty® can offer patients a more natural knee motion than traditional knee replacement techniques.