Minimally Invasive and
Robotic Surgery Center

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center

Robotic, Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery

If you need surgery, you want to get back from your procedure and resume your active life with minimal pain, recovery time, and hospital stay.

At Christiana Care, we can help you get back on your feet. Our surgeons offer more than a decade of experience in these pioneering robotic, laparoscopic or ‘keyhole,’ and endoscopic procedures. These minimally invasive surgeries use tiny incisions and miniature robotic instruments to perform operations ranging from appendectomy to weight loss to hernia repair to hysterectomy to cancer surgeries, and many more. Many who have minimally invasive surgery leave with no more than bandages for dressings.

Minimally invasive surgeries not only offer smaller incisions, but more precision in the procedure. These procedures benefit you in the many ways when compared to traditional ‘open’ surgeries:

  • Reduced hospital stay (or none at all).
  • Less pain and scarring because of smaller incisions.
  • Decreased recovery times.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Less trauma during surgery.
  • Less blood loss.
  • Less post-surgery complications.
  • Foster return to usual activities.

Christiana Care is committed to staying on the leading-edge of minimally invasive and robotic surgical care. We continually invest in the latest tools, technologies, and training.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparoscopy is done through one or more small incisions and uses a surgical telescope and tiny video cameras and surgical instruments.

The types of minimally invasive surgeries at Christiana Care include:

Cancer Anal disease, rectal polyps, and colon and rectal cancer.
Cancer surgery for organs inside the abdomen.
General Recal proplapse
Hernias: inguinal, umbilical, abdominal and incision.
Acid reflux, hiatal hernia and swallowing problems / antireflux, hiatal hernia, achalasia.
Appendicitis / Appendectomy.
Diverticulitis and infections of the colon / colon-benign diseases.
Gallbladder problems and stones, cholecystitis and cholecystolithiasis.
Urology Kidney, bladder and ureter surgery.
Prostate surgery.
Women’s Health Endometriosis surgery.
Fertility-sparing treatments (to preserve uterus and ovaries).
Fibroid treatment, myomectomy and ablation.
Hysterectomy, surgery for uterine problems and abnormal bleeding.
Incontinence surgery, for bladder and bowels.
Pelvic floor repair and prolapse surgery.
Pelvic pain treatment.
Tubal ligation.

 

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery uses a magnified, 3-dimensional view of the surgical site, offering the surgeon great visualization precision and control. The Da Vinci robot offers more flexibility of movement than a hand. Like laparoscopy, robotic surgery reduces hospital stay, results in less pain and scarring, and decreases recovery time.

Christiana Care has robotic surgery available at Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital.

Cancer Anus and rectal polyps and cancers.
Cancer surgery for stomach, liver, pancreas, adrenal, and colon.
Cancer surgery for uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix.
Cardiac Surgery Selected heart bypass procedures.
General Rectal prolapse.
Hernias: abdominal and incision.
Acid reflux, hiatal hernia and swallowing problems / antireflux, hiatal hernia, achalasia.
Appendicitis / Appendectomy.
Diverticulitis and infections of the colon / colon-benign diseases.
Gallbladder problems and stones / Cholecystectomy.
Weight Loss Bariatric bypass, banding, or sleeve surgery.
Women’s Health Endometriosis surgery.
Fertility-sparing treatments (to preserve uterus and ovaries).
Fibroid treatment, myomectomy and ablation.
Hysterectomy, surgery for uterine problems and abnormal bleeding.
Pelvic floor repair and prolapse surgery.
Pelvic pain treatment.