Using the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, Carle general surgeons treat a variety of medical conditions including, but not limited to, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic heartburn and disorders of the appendix, gallbladder and breast.
General surgery is performed at Carle Foundation Hospital or at one of our surgery centers in Champaign or Danville, IL. You and your doctor will decide on the best Carle location to perform your surgery based on your specific medical needs.
Common surgeries performed:
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
How does robotic surgery work?
The da Vinci System is powered by robotic technology that allows the surgeon’s hand movements to utilize tiny instruments inside the patient’s body through a few small incisions. One of the instruments is a laparoscope – a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end. The camera sends images to a video monitor in the operating room to guide doctors during surgery. The surgeon is 100 percent in control of the da Vinci System at all times.
Benefits of robotic surgery
Patients who undergo robotic surgery may experience the following benefits compared to patients undergoing traditional open surgeries:
Types of robotic surgery performed at Carle
Carle Foundation Hospital offers multiple surgical procedures using the da Vinci System. If you are a candidate for any of the following procedures, please discuss the option of da Vinci surgery with your doctor.
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.