If you need surgery, be sure to ask your physician if robotic surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center is an option for you. Powered by the revolutionary da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that allows our surgeons to perform many procedures through incisions as small as a dime - allowing you to recover faster with less pain, less blood loss, less risk of infection, and less scarring than ever before.
Since becoming the first hospital in Maryland to introduce the da Vinci Surgical System in 2006, Anne Arundel Medical Center has led the state in advancing robotic surgery. Our dedicated robotics team includes 18 fellowship-trained surgeons specifically credentialed in robotic surgery - four of whom are also national proctors who have been hand-selected to train surgeons around the country in the latest robotic surgery techniques.
While many hospitals can only offer a handful of robotic surgery procedures, Anne Arundel Medical Center has robotically trained surgeons in five disciplines, giving you access to a broad range of robotic surgery options in:
Unlike traditional open surgery, robotic surgery uses tiny incisions to achieve the same, if not better, results. For patients this means:
Robotic surgery also gives the surgeon unprecedented technological advantages over traditional open surgery including:
The results are fewer complications and more satisfied patients.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgery System at Anne Arundel Medical Center consists of two key elements - a surgeon's console and an operating tower.
Powered by the InSite Video Vision System, the console allows the surgeon to view a magnified, enhanced and optimized 3-D image of the surgical field and remotely manipulate the robot's four arms with advanced precision.
The operating tower holds four arms that seamlessly execute the hand, wrist and finger commands of the surgeon. Attached to the arms are EndoWrist® instruments, each of which has a specific purpose, such as suturing, clamping or manipulating tissue. A dedicated team of robotically-trained surgical team members prepare and supervise the robotic arms and instruments throughout the procedure.