Center for Robotic Surgery at Sky Ridge
At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our goal is to be on the leading edge of technology so that we can provide you with the most effective, safest treatment options to help get you back to what you love. That is why our Center for Robotic Surgery offers state-of-the-art, robot-assisted surgery platforms, allowing our specially trained surgeons to operate with extreme precision and accuracy.
To schedule your pre-admission testing for surgery, please call (720) 225-6188. Please pre-register for your surgery 48 hours in advance.
Robotic surgery is considered to be the most innovative types of minimally-invasive surgery available today, combining human touch with the precision of a robot. With the aid of the surgical robot, our experts can operate through very small incisions, which leads to less damage to surrounding healthy tissue and, often, a faster recovery with less pain.
To help you prepare and plan for your robotic surgical procedure at Sky Ridge, please visit our surgery page.
Multi-specialty robotic surgery
Sky Ridge is proud to have four da Vinci Xi® Surgical Systems, allowing our surgeons to perform robotic surgeries across numerous specialties, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy and cancer treatment
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery, including prostatectomy and nephrectomy
The da Vinci Xi® allows surgeons to reach and operate in small, delicate areas of the body, such as those in gynecologic or urologic surgeries. The technology provides miniature instruments, 3D vision and a magnified view—up to 10 times the original size—so your surgeon can operate with extreme accuracy.
With four da Vinci Xi® robots, Sky Ridge performs more robotic surgeries than any other hospital in Colorado.
Spinal robotic surgery
Sky Ridge uses the Mazor X™ robotic platform to perform spine surgery in our Spine & Total Joint Center. The Mazor X™ is a preoperative and intraoperative guidance and surgical system that allows surgeons to map out and perform simple and complex spine surgeries with exact precision.
Sky Ridge began using Mazor X™ in February 2017 and is the only medical center within a 10-state region equipped with this state-of-the-art technology. We have been recognized by various medical institutions for our spine care and surgery program.
Prior to back surgery, patients undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan to capture images of their spine and surrounding anatomy. The Mazor X™ technology uses these images to generate a surgical plan that defines the exact locations to place surgical instruments, screws and rods. Its software allows doctors to see a patient’s anatomy in 3D, so we can plan, visualize and personalize the surgery to the patient.
During surgery, Sky Ridge surgeons guide the Mazor X™ robotic surgical arm to precisely place instruments and implants in the desired position based on the preoperative plan.
Orthopedic robotic surgery for partial knee replacement
Sky Ridge offers several knee replacement surgical options. For some partial knee replacement procedures, Sky Ridge offers MAKOplasty® technology, a new, minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee—the most common form of arthritis. MAKOplasty® is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which offers a more precise and consistent result for partial knee resurfacing.
The RIO® robotic technology uses CT scans and advanced 3D mapping to assist the surgeon in locating and replacing only the damaged part of the knee with a prosthetic piece.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Besides providing your surgeon with optimal precision and a crystal-clear view of the surgical site, robot-assisted surgery offers numerous benefits to patients, including:
- Smaller incisions, less pain and scarring
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Reduced risk of infection
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities