Robotic Surgery

State-of-the-art technology benefits patients

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center 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® Si™ Surgical System

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’s surgeons are specially trained on the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. Our surgeons can perform a variety of robotic-assisted procedures, including:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery, including coronary artery bypass
  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery, including hysterectomy and fibroid surgery (myomectomy)
  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS), for mouth and throat cancers
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy

RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System

MAKOplasty® partial knee replacement can offer a minimally invasive option to treat knee pain associated with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center’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. This technique offers patients a more natural knee motion.

Surgeons also use MAKOplasty® to provide a minimally invasive option for total hip replacement. This advanced technique allows surgeons to prepare the hip socket for a more exact implant alignment, and reduces complications such as excessive wear on the joint, unequal leg length or dislocation.