Nemours Children’s offers the latest minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgeries for kids with certain conditions. For many children this can mean procedures that only need a few, small cuts, and an easier recovery.
In robotic surgery, our surgeons control robotic arms while viewing enhanced 3-D images of the surgical site. The arms move in all directions, giving us better reach and ability to do highly intricate and precise procedures. We can often perform surgeries that were before considered too risky or complicated, or even impossible.
Robotic surgery is minimally invasive. It involves a camera on a thin scope and tiny tools inserted through small cuts on the outside of the skin. Compared to traditional methods, this approach can help kids feel better sooner and get back to activity faster.
Nemours uses the da Vinci® Surgical System, the most revolutionary technology available. We’re also one of a handful of pediatric hospitals in the country to offer robotic surgery for complex and routine procedures.