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Robotic Surgery

Dr. Carmen Tong, Children’s of Alabama urology team, Da Vinci surgical robot

Some urological conditions may be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that utilizes an advanced robotic surgical system to make small incisions and precise movements, helping children recover faster and return to activity sooner.

Benefits include:
•    Faster recovery time
•    Less pain
•    Minimal scarring
•    Minimal blood loss
•    Shorter hospital stay

Our surgeons use the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System that features:
•    Magnified vision system that provides a 3D high-definition view inside the patient’s body
•    Patient-side cart which houses interchangeable surgical instruments
•    Wristed instruments that offer greater bend and rotation than the human hand
•    Ergonomically designed console where the surgeon sits while operating

Each procedure is customized based on the child’s specific needs. Our surgeons will provide details about whether robotic surgery may be an option for your child’s condition. We have the expertise and experience to help you choose the best and safest treatment for your child.

Find our more about our robotic surgeons:

Carmen Tong, DO

Tim Boswell, MD