da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Big things happen with smaller incisions

Whether you are contemplating surgical weight loss, have been diagnosed with a hernia or bad gallbladder, discover gentle, compassionate care close to home. At Spectrum Health Lakeland, we're part of a team of 80 da Vinci® surgeons who are specially trained in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques using the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System.

More than 14,000 robotic-assisted surgeries have been performed to date have led to faster healing, less discomfort, more life to live. Some of the most common surgeries performed using the da Vinci are:

1,000 safety checks per second

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 a whole new level of safer, more complex surgical treatment. This state-of-the-art technology allows patients to receive the advanced treatment they need, without leaving our community.

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

  • 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

Hear more from our da Vinci patients

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A Very Lucky Man – Bad Kidney Causes Back Pain

Mitchel Simmons
Jun, 2018
I’m a very lucky man – I feel like I got a second chance at life.

Quit Running From Pain

John Ruder


Michael Webb, MD
Nov, 2017
Since having the surgery I am able to stand, run, lift, work, and live my life pain free.

Like it Didn’t Even Happen

Amy Waller


Roy Winslow, MD
Oct, 2017
The surgery interrupted my life very little – it’s almost like it didn’t even happen.

Thank You Very Much, Mr. Roboto

Gary Burkett


Roy Winslow, MD 
Aug, 2017
Dr. Winslow did a phenomenal job explaining my options to me.

Living Life on Her Own Terms

Trista Watts


Benjamin Stockton, MD
Mar, 2016
Since the procedure, the fear of my symptoms returning is no longer in my mind.

Don’t Stomach the Pain

Rosemary Stull


Craig Kline, MD
Feb, 2016
If anyone is hesitant to have surgery, they should know they are in good hands with Lakeland Health

No Place Like Home

By Loren B. Hamel, MD
Aug, 2015
We were grateful they brought their skills to work, and blessed by how they brought their hearts to work. 

Local realtor rates his Lakeland experience a 20!

Howard McLauchlin


David Terhune, MD; Benjamin Stockton, MDDavid Blue, MD; Thomas Mattice, MD
Jan, 2015
I'm happy I chose to stay local at Lakeland.

No Time to Spare

Bill Cox


Ben Stockton, MD
Jan, 2015
I am grateful for Lakeland Health; I couldn't have received better care.

Patient Praises New Technology for Quick Recovery

Rosario Espinoza


Roy Winslow, MD, FACS
Jan, 2015
I think this technology is wonderful and safe. I was back to work in a week with no restrictions.

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Check-up: Robotic surgery explained (Craig Kline, MD)

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