Training, Research and Accomplishments

Institutes & Services > Robotic Surgery

TriHealth surgeons have performed thousands of robotic-assisted procedures, including the first duo-surgeon cardiac robotic-assisted surgery in the United States. Based on volume, TriHealth is Greater Cincinnati's leader in robotic-assisted surgery. Other regional accomplishments include:

  • First robotic-assisted heart surgery (Good Samaritan, 2003)
  • First robotic-assisted urology surgery (Good Samaritan, 2004)
  • First robotic-assisted gynecology surgery (Good Samaritan, 2005)
  • First designated training center (TriHealth Hatton Institute, 2006)
  • First suburban hospital to offer robotic-assisted surgery (Bethesda North, 2007)
  • First hospital to perform 1,000 robotic-assisted surgeries (Good Samaritan, 2008)
  • First hospital in Ohio to install a da Vinci Si Surgical System (Good Samaritan, 2009)
  • First duo-surgeon robotic-assisted cardiac surgery in the United States (Good Samaritan, 2009)
  • First robotic-assisted gynecology surgery in Ohio using new daVinci Si Surgical System (Good Samaritan, 2009)

What allows TriHealth to achieve these accomplishments is a unique combination of our experienced surgical staff, clinical outcomes, and training and research capabilities.

Experienced Surgical Staff

TriHealth surgeons perform the most robotic-assisted surgeries in the region. They are aided by specially trained operating room staff whose high-tech, high-touch philosophy – an understanding of the intricacies of robotic-assisted surgery combined with an inherent dedication to patients – ensures excellent care throughout the surgery experience.

Excellent Clinical Outcomes

Information we’ve collected reveals that our patients are experiencing exciting results after undergoing robotic-assisted surgery.

Data show that patients who underwent robotic-assisted mitral valve procedures, for example, spent fewer days in the hospital than those who had open surgery (4.5 vs 7.1).

Patients undergoing robotic-assisted prostatectomy spend approximately one-third the time on a catheter than those undergoing open surgery do.

And the average length of hospital stay for patients undergoing robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy is more than a day shorter than for those undergoing an open procedure.

 

Research

Over the years, TriHealth surgeons, researchers and scientists have been studying the merits and value of robotic-assisted surgery when compared with the merits and value of traditional open surgery. Through these efforts, TriHealth surgeons have been able to pioneer new robotic-assisted surgery equipment and techniques. The TriHealth Hatton Institute supports these research efforts by helping to design research protocols, collect and analyze data, prepare presentations, and write manuscripts.

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