Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at UTMB Health

Minimally Invasive and Robotic SurgeryAt the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), minimally invasive procedures are performed by the most talented and experienced surgeons using the most advanced laparoscopic and robotic technologies. These internationally recognized surgeons are the very people who you want taking care of you and your family. In fact, they are the doctors who are teaching others how to do what they do.

The technology is breakthrough. The surgeons are the best. The benefits are numerous. Minimally invasive procedures are safe, and result in faster and easier recovery.

So if you are scheduling surgery for yourself or a loved one, be sure to ask if it can be done using a minimally invasive procedure at UTMB Health. The skills, the knowledge, the leadership and the confidence make the difference.

Surgeons at UTMB have been performing robotic assisted surgeries since 2000 (and other minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic surgery for much longer). During the past decade, the scope and number of surgical procedures that can be addressed using the robotic platform has increased dramatically. 

For the benefit of our patients, in the summer of last year UTMB invested in a state-of-the-art da Vinci Si Surgical System to replace our standard system. This new robotic surgery system has allowed us to expand the scope of our robotic surgeries and expertise even further. 

Enhancements such as high definition 3D video, fluorescence imaging for vascular structures, and enhanced safety features allow us to perform advanced procedures while maximizing patient safety. When necessary, a second operating console allows two expert surgeons from different specialties to work together on a procedure.

With the combination of a skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technicians, years of experience with a wide spectrum of minimally invasive techniques, and the most advanced surgical robot available, UTMB Health provides a very high level of service and care to its patients.

Read recent article about the advances and benefits of minimally invasive surgery.

Please explore our site for additional information, and  contact us if you have any questions.


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Robotic Cerclage and Dr. Sami Kilic

Read about a mother, her baby, and a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure. 

We offer minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical procedures in:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

General Surgery

Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery


Gynecologic Oncology

Interventional Radiology


Otolaryngology (ENT)

Pediatric Surgery 

Radiation Oncology


Vascular Surgery

And others.
 contact us for details.

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery 



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