Advanced robot-assisted surgery in San Antonio
Methodist Healthcare is home to the largest multispecialty robotic surgery program in South Texas. As a leader in robotic surgery, our network of hospitals uses the most advanced robotic surgical platform on the market, offering our patients outstanding outcomes and superior care.
For more information about our robotic surgery program, or to find a doctor, please call Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Our system allows for minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery that is completely controlled by your surgeon at all times. Robotic surgery offers several potential benefits compared to traditional surgery, including:
- Less pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower blood loss
- Lower rate of complications
- Small incisions that allow for minimal scarring
Robotic bariatric surgery
At Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant and Methodist Hospital Metropolitan, we help patients restart their lives through surgical weight loss treatment. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or greater and experience obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, gallbladder disease, asthma or other conditions, you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.
When medication and lifestyle changes don't provide a solution, ask your doctor about our minimally invasive bariatric surgery options with da Vinci® robotic surgery.
Robotic head and neck surgery
Head and neck cancer can be scary, so it's important to know your options. We provide robotic surgery for a variety of head and neck conditions. Our surgeons can treat certain cancers robotically, allowing us to avoid causing any major changes to your appearance.
Head and neck robotic surgery treatment areas include:
- Oral cavity: Lips, roof and floor of the mouth and gums
- Nasopharynx: Nasal cavity and tubes leading to throat
- Oropharynx: Soft palate of the mouth, tongue and tonsils
- Hypopharynx: Sinuses, pharynx and postcricoid
- Larynx: Voice box
- Trachea: Connects pharynx and larynx to the lungs
Robotic colorectal surgery
Methodist Hospital Stone Oak is proud to be the only Robotic Colorectal Surgery Center of Excellence in South Texas. Lifestyle changes, dietary restrictions or certain prescription medicine for stomach pain can help resolve abdominal pain or other colorectal symptoms. If these options do not provide a solution or if your medical condition is more advanced, robotic surgery may be an option.
We can perform robotic surgery for the following conditions and disorders:
- Abdominal and pelvic adhesions
- Crohn's disease
- Colon polyps
- Colorectal cancer
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Rectal prolapse
- Ulcerative colitis
Robotic urologic surgery
Urologic conditions are any diseases or disorders affecting the kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra in both men and women or the male reproductive system.
We've treated the following conditions successfully with robot-assisted surgery:
Robotic cardiothoracic surgical options
Methodist Healthcare is home to the largest multi-specialty robotic surgery program in South Texas.
Mitral valve prolapse and coronary artery disease are two common heart conditions that can lead to heart surgery when medication and lifestyle changes don't provide a solution. If you are a candidate for heart surgery, ask your doctor if there is a minimally invasive option with da Vinci robotic surgery.
Robotic gynecologic surgery
Minimally invasive surgical techniques can be applied to treat many gynecologic conditions when lifestyle changes, prescription medication or other options do not provide a solution.
Some of the conditions that have been successfully treated with robot-assisted surgery include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Abnormal or very heavy bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Gynecologic cancer
- Vaginal prolapse
- Uterine prolapse