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The Hospital's Advanced Robotic da Vinci® Surgical System

UCH Physicians Talk About da Vinci

The da Vinci Surgical System enables physician to perform minimally-invasive procedures with great precision.

In this video, UCH physicians Shandra Wilson and Paul Maroni discuss the da Vinci robotic system.

Benefits for patients

"Ten years ago, patients would stay in the hospital for three or four days after prostate cancer surgery," says Paul Maroni, MD. "With the robotic device I can reliably send patients home the day after surgery and they frequently go back to work after one or two weeks."

What it's for

UCH physicians are trained to use the da Vinci system for a range of procedures and conditions.



  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Fallopian tube anastamosis

Gynecological Oncology

  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, & lymphadenectomy
  • Lymphadenectomy & staging
  • Hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, lymphadenectomy


  • Cystectomy
  • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radical or Partial Nephrectomy
  • Ureteral Implant
  • Pyeloplasty 



  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Fibroids
  • Abdominal Bleeding

Gynecological Oncology

  • Complex Benign Disease
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Early Ovarian Cancer  
  • Patients who had ovarian cancer removed but were incompletely staged   


  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Strictures of the Ureter
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Find out why our system is different from other da Vinci robots and "cyber systems" – and why our physicians like it.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions about the da Vinci® Surgical System.

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