Surgical oncology

Surgery may be part of a patient’s treatment plan. The type of surgery a patient with cancer receives will vary, depending on factors such as the location, size, type, grade, and stage of the tumor, as well as age, general health, and other factors of the patient. The goal of surgery may be to remove the cancer, reconstruct a part of the body, and/or to relive symptoms such as pain.

The robotic da Vinci Surgical System, used primarily in the treatment of prostate cancer , can also be used for gynecology and general adult surgeries. 

Gentle, compassionate care

Lakeland-daVinci-300x250 Lakeland offers a wide range of surgeries so that you can stay close to home, your family, and loved ones while you recover. Our outcomes are stellar, and we rank among the best of the best for safety in the nation.

But we hope you will choose Lakeland not only for our excellent medical care delivered by a highly-skilled team, but because we strive to provide the most gentle, least invasive treatment possible.

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Spectrum Health Lakeland surgeons use the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical Systems to see inside the body more clearly and perform complex surgeries through tiny incisions. The da Vinci robot performs over 1,000 safety checks per second and allows for safer, more complex surgical treatment.

Compared to conventional surgery, da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery may provide a number of benefits: 

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced blood loss and need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Single site incision
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions