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Minimally invasive surgery at Beaumont is nothing short of amazing. Using high definition technology, surgeons at Beaumont now offer specialized robotic surgery in urology, gynecology, cardiology, general surgery and oncology. Real-time, 3-D imaging and micro-technology offers Beaumont surgeons more accurate visualization, meaning greater precision and improved clinical outcomes.

This system combines the knowledge and skills of the surgeon with precise manipulation of surgical instruments. The surgeon sits at a console near the patient and looks at a screen. The surgeon sees what a small camera at the end of the robotic arm is capturing inside the patient, offering a magnified, three-dimensional view that improves the surgeon’s vision and ability to manipulate vital structures. The surgeon then uses remote hand controls to move and guide the robotic arms and conduct the surgery through either one or a couple of small incisions.

The process allows surgeons to have a better, up-close view inside the patient, and more precise movements of the tools being used to perform the surgery. In robotic surgery for children, the camera is especially beneficial because it allows a better, enlarged view of very small surgical areas.


The main benefits of robotic surgery include smaller incisions with less scaring, less pain and trauma for the patient, a shorter recovery time and, if the surgery isn’t outpatient, shorter hospital stays.


Many robotic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedures. Beaumont Children’s is also among a handful of children’s hospitals to provide robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for young patients.


Beaumont Health physicians most often use the robots for removal of all or part of a prostate, gallbladder or kidney; gynecologic surgery, like hysterectomy; intestinal hernias; bariatric surgery; orthopedic surgery, and surgery of the colon or rectum.


The technology is also used for training residents, fellows and attending physicians in the Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center.