Robotic Surgery

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Today, robotic-assisted surgery is the least invasive and often most effective procedure available. Addressing the shortcomings of other types of surgery, robotic surgery offers many advantages to both patient and doctor. It combines the effective control of open surgery with the less invasive approach of laparoscopy.

Robotic-assisted surgery is usually performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System, a console made by Intuitive Surgical that is considered the best in these types of procedures. The system is comprised of a surgeon console, where the surgeon sits and operates the master controls as they view the operating area through real-time images; the patient-side cart, which has four robotic arms that actually perform the procedure as well as provide images for the surgeon; and the EndoWrist instruments, which are the tools that perform the intricacies of the procedure and are completely controlled by the surgeon.

This approach offers patients effective treatment of their condition as well as:

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With the da Vinci Surgical System®, the surgeon views the operating field through a three-dimensional, magnified image within the console. The image can be manipulated as needed and provides a realistic view and improved visualization for performing the procedure.

Robotic-assisted surgery also offers surgeons an increased range of motion and the ability to make more precise movements than laparoscopic procedures. As an added benefit, robotic surgery allows surgeons to remain seated while performing procedures, allowing for comfort and a decreased risk of fatigue.

The robotic arms cannot make any movement or decision on their own, requiring commands from the surgeon as well as the presence of the surgeon’s eyes looking through the console.

Robotic procedures help eliminate large incisions and long recovery times, taking much of the worry out of undergoing complex surgeries.

Although robotic-assisted surgery is considered a safe alternative to more traditional methods, it is not for everybody. These procedures require good overall health, and all options should be discussed with a doctor before any decision is made.

The da Vinci Surgical System®

Robotic-assisted surgery can be performed with the da Vinci Surgical System®, a state-of-the-art console that provides the advantages of minimally invasive techniques along with more precise procedures. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through robotic arms that mimic the movement of their own. These arms are inserted into the body through tiny incisions and then guided to the area to be treated. The surgeon can view the area through a lens in the console that offers a three-dimensional, magnified view, allowing for more precise procedures.


The da Vinci Surgical System® is used to stitch a grape back together. The same technology that can be used to suture a tiny grape is designed to help perform delicate, minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci Surgical System® is used for:


Arizona Advanced Surgery surgeons are board certified. Click on a procedure below to learn more about the Robotic Surgery Procedures we perform:


Our Surgeons Specializing in Robotic Surgery Procedures

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  • Allen Agapay, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • Peoria
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  • Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeon
  • Glendale
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  • Michael Buckmire, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeon
  • Mesa & Gilbert
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  • Ashley R. Casano, DO
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeon
  • Gilbert & Mesa
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  • Susan Cortesi, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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  • Lawerence Damore II, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Gilbert
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  • Tracy Freeborn, DO, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Jordan Glenn, DO
  • General Surgeon
  • Peoria
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  • Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PhD
  • General & Bariatric Surgeon
  • Mesa
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  • Theodore Haley, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Richard Harding, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Central Phoenix
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  • Sumeet Kadakia, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Jon King, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Daveshni Kumar, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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  • Tafadzwa Makarawo, MD, MRCS(Ed), FACS
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeon
  • Glendale
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  • Matthew Marini, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert & Mesa
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  • Kevin Masur, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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  • Cole McEwen, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Richard Oh, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Sushil Pandey, MD, FACS, FASCRS
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeon
  • Sun City West
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  • Karthik Raghavan, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Glendale
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  • Jennifer Reitz, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • David Smith, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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